Christie McCarthy

 
 

BIO

Christie McCarthy

Christie McCarthy is an award-winning, contemporary Americana troubadour.

She has released four original CD's each showcasing her rich vocals and flair for wordsmithing through songs that explore love, loss, history and the human condition. She has performed for hundreds of audiences at diverse venues nationwide - from nightclubs and concert halls to coffee houses and spiritual retreats.

After graduating UC Berkeley with a degree in History, Christie began recording her large catalog of original songs, starting with her first release, Serendipity. Her second CD, Everyday Real, garnered critical acclaim, first with the song Nothing Moves Me landing on a Sharper Image compilation (along with Norah Jones and Diana Krall) as well as compilations from Target Stores and Wells Fargo. Then with Fold, featured on Lifetime's Army Wives.

Christie’s next recording, Winter, was a departure from her folk-rock roots when she assembled a top-tier group of jazz musicians and recorded a CD of Christmas classics. The release party included the kick-ass ensemble and Christie stretching herself on jazz vocals. These entertaining shows quickly became a popular annual event among Christie’s fans. In 2010, Christie went back to her roots and released her fourth and most recent CD, Modernity. 

In 2010 Christie wrote and produced the music video Rise & Shine. That same year she co-founded Solar Battle of the Bands which just celebrated its sixth consecutive year in San Francisco and is widely regarded as the solar industry's best annual party.