Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ronnie Carrier

4 pm


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Ronnie Carrier


Ronnie Carrier

Ronnie Carrier is rock songwriter from the West Coast whose lyrical music is raw and unfiltered. Her music has been described as "organic," "foot stompin' . . . filled with literary depths" and a "cross between Nirvana and Sarah McLachlan". Her influences come from wide variety of music and musicians, from rock artists like Relient K or Muse, to folk singers like Feist The Weepies, and even choral music in the likes of Eric Whitacre or Morten Lauridsen.?

In April 2017, Ronnie released her first full-length album, "Lost In The Eclectic" which tells the story of a lost soul travelling through a fictional town called The Eclectic. The album is rich with diverse influences, with hints of vintage southwestern rock, choir-like vocals, ranchera, and more.

While growing up in an old industrial town in Southern California called Orange, Ronnie began writing songs as a young child after discovering her mom's unused guitars under the staircase. When her parents saw her interest pique in music, they sent her to guitar lessons with the music minister at her local church. Growing up, she played both solo and with her church's youth bands, and in middle school she began a 10 year stint singing in advanced choirs.

After moving to San Francisco in 2009 to earn her degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University, Ronnie spent her summers between semesters as the Recording Specialist at Steve & Kate's Camp. Her teachings covered basic recording techniques and equipment, as well as music history and performance (including a Glee Club and other camper performances). She was also the lead songwriter for the musical outfit, RonDre., a self-described rockoustic duo from 2010-2014. They released an EP called "Grow" in 2013.

Ronnie balanced her music career with her bookselling career, specifically at Green Apple Books, where she facilitated in store performances and open mics with local musicians among the stacks of books.

Shortly after relocating to Portland, OR in 2015, Ronnie released first solo EP "The Story Goes", while in the midst of hosting a local music showcased called "Emerald Evenings" each month.

Currently based in Portland, OR, Ronnie is focusing on playing live shows, sharing her new album, "Lost In The Eclectic", and writing new material for her next release.



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