“Accidental Poet,” one of Edie Carey’s earliest songs, describes a particularly eloquent friend, but could just as easily refer to Carey herself and the circuitous and serendipitous route that led her to become one of the country’s most notable young songwriters. Somehow, all of the seemingly unrelated turns – from her intention to become a doctor, to a tiny music room in the basement of a Morningside Heights’ chapel, to a year in Italy – managed to steer her towards music.
Since 2000, she has been working as a full-time performing songwriter, touring rigorously to promote all of her independently self-released records, which now include Come Close, her 2002 live CD, When I Was Made (2004), Another Kind of Fire (2006), itsgonnabegreat (2008) (a collaboration with award-winning singer-songwriter Rose Cousins), and the latest addition to her growing catalog, Bring The Sea. Looking back, she has to wonder if maybe this wasn’t an accident after all. ediecarey.com
Nicolette Good is a San Antonio-based singer/songwriter and a winner of the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition. Her first full-length album, Monarch (2012), includes tracks like “Marathon” that earned her a spot on the docu-reality TV show, Troubadour, TX in 2011. The album was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current and leans heavily on rich lyrics, ethereal vocal melodies and complex characters.
Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order,” making her feel right at home performing in listening rooms and intimate venues.
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