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Known for literary lyrics, captivating melodies, and a voice of humble power, Ronnie Carrier is a songwriting star rising up in the West. She crafts clever narratives through music with influences varying from soul to folk to southwestern rock, as illustrated songs like Entitled. and Wrong Turn at the Mad Sun. Her thoughtful lyrics tug at the heartstrings, like in The Sound.

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.

Praise:

"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."

(LYSERGICSOUNDDEPT)

About:

Releases:

“Lost In The Eclectic” LP

“The Story Goes . . . ” acoustic EP

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