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Christie McCarthy

Apparently by the age of 3, I was belting out songs from the grocery cart as my Mom pushed it down the aisles. At 6, I remember feeling indignant and extremely emotional over any social inequity. And by the time I hit 13, I was arguing politics with my beloved working class Grandfather - and learning to play guitar and express my emotions through lyrics and melodies. 

I've written, recorded and co-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.


I've performed my songs in front of thousands of people at diverse venues across the US - from nightclubs and concert halls to coffee houses and spiritual retreats. I think my all time thrill was playing Ryman Auditorium (the original Grand Ole Opry) to a packed house, and looking down at the floor boards thinking holy shit, Elvis and Patsy stood here!

Several years ago, I looked up for a minute and realized that there's more inside me than a mad drive to make it in the music business and a yen for the Laurel Canyon 70’s. And so I began to direct my energy toward fighting climate change. I now work for one of the largest solar companies in the world, and am totally inspired by it. You can see a little of that in this video, Rise & Shine. I also helped found Solar Battle of the Bands which is now widely regarded as the solar industry's hottest annual event.


I still continue to write and perform songs that express my thoughts, feelings and views of life, to surround myself with musicians wherever I go, and to chip away at recording my extensive backlog of material.


I hope you enjoy the songs on my latest record, Big Picture.