Award-winning singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey’s wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.
She has so many songwriting, performance, fan, production, and album awards that we can only name a few highlights here. In 2012 she won the Kerrville New Folk Competition, and was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase. Previously, she placed 2nd in the Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour contest. In 2014 she was a performer and teacher in Planet Bluegrass' Song School. Carey has been a featured artist on Public Radio International's show, "Mountain Stage." Her album "'Til the Morning" won best children's album in the 2014 Independent Music Awards. Her songs have been featured on "Charmed," MTV's "Road Rules" and "Real World," and in commercials and independent films.
Carey has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1999, performing alongside Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, and Shawn Mullins. She’s also been a featured artist on NPR’s Mountain Stage, and recently co-wrote "You Are The River" on country star Chely Wright's new Joe Henry-produced album, "I Am The Rain."
"‘Til The Morning," a joint effort with award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Sample, was funded entirely by their loyal and steadily growing legion of fans, as were Carey’s previous three records. Produced by Scott Wiley, the duo’s CD features appearances by cellist and vocalist Mai Bloomfield (Jason Mraz, Raining Jane), violist Aaron Ashton (Peter Cetera, Smokey Robinson) and Sam Cardon (Composer, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Olympic Winter Games).
Carey has been based in Chicago until recently relocating to Colorado Springs, and we are lucky to have her. Join us for a night of dazzling music, and help welcome her to our beautiful mountain home.