Welcome to Carolyn Walker’s official webpage!
New Album in 2014:
Announcing my second album, Incarnadine. I’ve started recording at Signature Sounds Recording Studio with Mark Thayer. I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign on March 17th. Please check back for more details.
Very pleased to announce that the Woman Songwriter Collective in which I am a member is a recipient of Club Passim’s Iguana Music Fund! Much thanks! We are excited to start preparing for our first EP together. You can learn more about Club Passim here.
Special thanks to Lucy Kaplansky for having me open for her at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA, on Friday, November 8th at 7:00! What a wonderful night!
September 1st at Club Passim’s campfire. Festival with the Woman Songwriter Collective.
August: I’ll be playing the Iron Horse, Northampton MA, with the Woman Songwriter Collective on Thursday the 29th at 7:00! Contact me for tickets ($12 advance), or get them at the door ($14). You won’t regret it! For more details, click here.
July 27: The Woman Songwriter Collective (WSC) played at the Valley Free Radio Beer and Wine Tasting Benefit Show on Saturday, July 27th at the Florence VFW.
June 24: Happy to perform and be interviewed on FCAT’s The Song with Mary Wheelan. Check it out using the link below:
June 2: I’m ever so grateful for the wonderful musicians who played on my album release show: Adam Bosse (guitar), J Witbeck (bass), Andy Kivela (drums), Jen Gelineau (violin), and Nicole Fizznoglia (cello), and for the lovely Katie Sachs who opened for me! We had between 50-60 people in attendance, standing room only in the beautiful Esselon Cafe in Hadley. Thank you for everyone from my home town who has supported me so far!
Monday, April 29, 11 AM – WWLP My Mass Appeal
From the Valley Advocate – Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Carolyn Walker’s songs express intense thoughts and emotions, but promote strength and discipline as alternatives to more manic or self-destructive forms of spiritual cleansing. There are a few electric tracks that channel a sort of Alanis Morrisette-style bitterness, but neither the stock pop chords nor the sentiment seem to come that naturally to Walker, whose strength seems to lie in a simpler place. There is a skilled songwriting mind at work here, consciously crafting complex melodies, harmonies and Eastern-flavored drones that are constantly moving or swelling, and the production is rich with strings, chimes, singing bowls and even a Chinese zither, nurtured with care by Northfire Studios’ Garrett Sawyer. The title track—last on the CD—is a Carole King-worthy gem in which Walker inhabits a space all her own that becomes a space where all of us have been. —Tom Sturm