Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable honeyed voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on - and off - stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Edie's wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.
Edie has been performing more than 180 shows a year at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms in the US, Canada and the UK since 1999. Her fifth album, "Another Kind of Fire," as well as her forthcoming CD to be released in the fall of 2010, was funded entirely by her loyal and steadily growing legion of fans.
Edie has shared stages with Shawn Mullins, Glen Philips, Sandra Bernhard, Jonatha Brooke, Leo Kottke, Lucy Kaplansky, and is a regular headliner at Boston's Club Passim, Schuba's (Chicago), Tractor Tavern (Seattle), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Joe's Pub (New York City) and countless cities in between.
SELECT AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
*One of the top requested artists asked to return for Cayamo 2010 along with Emmy Lou Harris, Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett
*Grand Prize, Paste Magazine's "Rock n' Reel" Competition for a spot on the 2009 Cayamo Music Cruise with Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile
*Featured Act on PRI's "Mountain Stage"
*Grand Prize, Guitar Center's "Producer Project"
*Nominee for Album of the Year, Independent Music Awards
"Edie Carey is gifted with one of those voices that could sound great singing anything..Vulnerable and pleasing, Carey draws us into her world, where we find we have a lot in common."
"[Carey] found her true calling in music...her pop-folk songs are smart tales of love, life and longing."
- Chicago Sun-Times
"Carey is a wonderfully expressive singer-songwriter who deftly balances wrenching musical vignettes with engaging stories and an overall friendly vibe. "
-Creative Loafing Atlanta