Bio

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.


 

Since 2018, Ronnie has been serving as Creative Director and co-host of the syndicated radio show for Local Roots Music NW, a resource for musicians in the Pacific Northwest. She also oversees the Local Roots website, facilitates opportunities for PNW musicians to perform at showcases, on television, and helps connect musicians with other local resources like photographers, graphic designers, and sound engineers. Co-hosted alongside Local Roots founder and fellow songwriter Robert Richter, the radio show new music from the Pacific Northwest, and airs on KMUZ 100.7fm in Salem, OR, and on KCIW 100.7fm in Brookings, OR.
 

In early 2020, after collecting many memorable live performances during the years following the release of “Lost in the Eclectic,” Ronnie released her live album “Are You Listening? Live and More” which also includes solo, trio, and full band renditions of Ronnie Carrier favorites as well as an exclusive studio recording of her song “Earworm.”

Due Oct 30th, 2020, “Spider” is the gritty, eerie new single from Portland songwriter Ronnie Carrier. The song twists the famous “Itsy Bitsy Spider” nursery rhyme into an unsettling, yet familiar tale of a homebound human who is slowly unraveling. The restless narrator meticulously scrutinizes the fine details of their confines to pass the plodding time waiting for a repairman. With fervent vocals, ardent lyrics, and ghostly melodies, Ronnie Carrier creates yet another delightfully haunting piece, just in time for the spooky Halloween season.

Last, but not least, Ronnie Carrier is an expert at the mouth trumpet.

Praise

"Sweet, heartfelt lyrics and a nice verse melody." - SongDoor on "Tiny Song"

"We love the vibe of this. We were all seat-dancing. – it sets a great mood. Nicely done." SongDoor on "Reap What You Sow"

"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."

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"hauntingly beautiful . . . enchanting"- Portland Radio Project

"foot stompin’ . . . filled with literary depths"- Spinning Platters

Ronnie has been performing up and down the West Coast for over a decade, in all types of events, from house parties to wineries to tribute shows to festivals. Notably, she and her band performed in the 2018 Northwest Folklife festival in Seattle, and her trio made an appearance at the 2019 Portland's Folk Festival.

Before performing out with her original music, Ronnie was in both large and small award winning choral ensembles from elementary school all the way through college. Soon after graduating high school in 2007, Ronnie began performing out with her original music.

Her solo career really took off when she moved to San Francisco in 2009, where she performed in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. While living in San Francisco, she also hosted open mics and music events in the fiction and music annex of Green Apple Books.

Shortly after finishing her debut EP “The Story Goes . . .” in 2015, Ronnie continued Northward to Portland, Oregon. Upon arrival, she was immediately swept up in the city's vibrant music scene. While playing gigs around the Portland area, Ronnie focused on completing her first full length album, a concept album called “Lost in the Eclectic” which released in 2017. Following it's release, Ronnie began making appearances at festivals, television shows, and toured up and down the West Coast. She also hosted the Driftin' Inn showcase at McMenamin's White Eagle from 2017 – 2020 (this show has been postponed till further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
 

More

Releases:

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

“Lost In The Eclectic” LP (2017)

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

Festivals:

2015

Organic Beer Festival

Portland, OR

2017

NW Quartet Fest (Headliner)

Vancouver, WA

2018

Tualatin Winter Brew Fest

Tualatin, OR

Local Roots Fest & Compilation Release

Portland, OR

NW Folklife Festival

Seattle, WA

Tsugapalooza

Portland, OR

2019

Portland's Folk Festival

Mission Theater, PDX

Local Roots Fest & Compilation Release

Portland, OR

2020

Tualatin Winter Brew Fest

Tualatin, OR

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