Carrie’s back in action

Carrie Elkin
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With a new album, and a brand new deal with Red House Records, Carrie Elkin (above) is back in the UK, with guitarist Paul Cataldo, and she’s heading to Garstang Unplugged tomorrow.

Last month she was showcased at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

A troubadour in the most classic fashion, Carrie led a gypsy existence for 10 years, landing for a time in Cleveland , Athens , Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs and Boston before finally settling in Austin in the summer of 2007. Her travels are what has inspired her music.

While making quite a buzz around the Austin scene, Carrie spends the majority of her time on the road. Her new album – Call It My Garden – was released in February.

Radio 2’s newly pensionable presenter Bob Harris said of it: “What a wonderful album this is. I’m thinking Patti Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent. It’s spellbinding from the opening track. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.”

Support is Glyn Shipman, one of the most inventive and original of the songwriters seen regularly at Garstang’s singers’ nights.

Garstang Unplugged is at The Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, Garstang from 8.30pm and tickets are £10 on the door, through the web, or on 01995 602795.