Biography

Christie McCarthy has been called a songwriter's songwriter, and compared to the likes of Lucinda Williams, Carole King, Neil Young, Jackson Browne and the Indigo Girls.

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 placed songs 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 Melissa Etheridge, 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 "damn, Elvis and Patsy stood here."

The daughter of LA Daily news columnist Dennis McCarthy, Christie graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in History, and now works in the solar industry. She lives along the California central coast and continues to write, perform and chip away at recording her extensive backlog of original material.