Michigan's Sweetheart

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~Swanky Twang~

“Kalamazoo’s Sweetheart” Carrie McFerrin has been a staple in the Michigan music scene for almost a decade. She brings a fierce country twang with an indie twist that is sure to give you the warm fuzzies and kick you in the teeth at the same time. She captivates a room within her first few notes, showcasing her swanky twang, old country style. Her stage presence is a force full of wit and hilarity as she shares stories about her life and inspired songwriting. Recently nominated for the WYCE Jammies and recording on a Kalamazoo Arts Council grant, Carrie is now performing both solo and with a stellar cast of Michigan music veterans. Be sure to catch a show…and watch your teeth.




  • 2019 WYCE Jammie nominated for album The Wolves in two categories:
    • “Best Contemporary Folk Album”
    • “Album of the Year”
  • Two-time Arts Council of Kalamazoo grant recipient
  • Two-time Fretboard Festival Play-in Contest Finalist
  • Two-time Acorn Theater Songwriting Competition Finalist
    • Song: “When a Gun Goes Off”
    • Song: “Gypsy Queen”
  • Local music scene advocate – Hosts open mic in Kalamazoo at Louie’s Trophy House
  • As a solo artist, Carrie has opened for artists such as Amy LaVere, Matt Giraud, and Ferron and has played shows as large Kalamazoo’s Pride Festival (14,000 people attended).
  • During her past musical endeavors, Carrie has been part of opening acts for Blues TravelerDonna the BuffaloAmos LeeRoger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and Chris Knight and has performed at venues such as the Bowery Electric in NYC.


Bottle Makes Three – Released 2019


The Wolves WYCE Jammie Nominated 2019 (“Best Contemporary Folk Album” & “Album of the Year”)

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