Biography

Christie McCarthy is one of the finest singer-songwriters you've probably never heard.

She's written, recorded and produced five full-length records, won a few songwriting awards, landed on some high profile compilations (one with Norah Jones and Diana Krall, and another with Dave Matthews), and successfully pitched songs for placement in movies and TV.

She's performed for thousands of people at diverse venues across the US - from nightclubs and concert halls to coffee houses and spiritual retreats, opening for the likes of Janis Ian, Neale Donald Walsh and others. She toured and recorded with the San Francisco folk-rock trio She’s Out There, featuring Susan Z and Liz Pisco. Her all time thrill was playing the Ryman Auditorium (the original Grand Ole Opry) to a packed house, and looking down at the old, wooden floorboards thinking "holy shit, Elvis and Patsy stood here."

About 10 years ago, Christie took a deep breath and decided to heed another calling: to settle down and fight climate change. She now works for one of the largest solar companies in the world. 

She continues to write and perform in and around Santa Cruz, CA, surround herself with talented musicians, and chip away at recording her extensive backlog of original material.