Ronnie Carrier's musical world is like a haunted house with friendly ghosts. Each room is a gothic, fantastical observation on life's anxieties and addictions, risks and rewards, loves and loses. Her story is everyone's story. Haunting vocals like Sarah McLachlan, Lewis-Carroll-like lyrics, and compositions like Sheryl Crow meets Jack White, her voice of humble power and genre-crossing influences make Ronnie Carrier a prominent songwriter rising up in the Pacific Northwest.  

Her showcase, Driftin' Inn takes place every second Saturday at McMenamin's White Eagle. Since it's beginning in 2017, Driftin' Inn has featured both local Portland musicians and traveling acts from as far and wide as New York, Minnesota, Seattle, Hawaii, New Mexico, and California.

Ronnie is steeped in the music scene of the Pacific Northwest and is a leader of the musicians' resource Local Roots Music NW. With LRM, Ronnie facilitates opportunities for PNW musicians to perform at showcases, on television, and on the radio and helps connect musicians with other local resources like photographers, graphic designers, and sound engineers.

Her debut album"Lost in the Eclectic" has been featured with Portland Radio Project, Women of Substance Radio, #WomenCrush Music, CCTV in Salem, and was inducted into the Multnomah County Library Music project. Her single, “Earworm” was featured on the Local Roots Compilation Volume 4 and a special live version of "Reap What You Sow" from the 2018 NW Folklife Festival was included on Volume 5. 

In 2020, Ronnie will release a live collection called Are You Listening? The collection will include performances from radio, television, festivals, and showcases over the past 3 years.


She is an expert at the mouth trumpet.



"hauntingly beautiful . . . enchanting"

(Portland Radio Project)

"foot stompin’ . . . filled with literary depths"
(Spinning Platters)

"Ronnie Carrier & The Day Terrors would cure your night terrors in a heartbeat. Full of juicy soulful lyrics that are rooted in indie pop but backed with jazzy drums and bass and a smooth but soulful lead guitar behind the rhythms of Carrier’s melodies."




"Are You Listening?" - Live & More (2020)

“Lost In The Eclectic” LP (2017)

“The Story Goes . . . ” acoustic EP (2015)



Organic Beer Festival

Portland, OR


NW Quartet Fest (Headliner)

Vancouver, WA


Tualatin Winter Brew Fest

Tualatin, OR

Local Roots Fest & Compilation Release

Portland, OR

NW Folklife Festival

Seattle, WA


Portland, OR


Portland's Folk Festival

Mission Theater, PDX

Local Roots Fest & Compilation Release

Portland, OR


Tualatin Winter Brew Fest

Tualatin, OR

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