American singer-songwriter Christie McCarthy is a soul poet with a fresh take on a ‘70’s vibe. She's been compared to the likes of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, and even Bob Dylan. 

McCarthy's recorded and released six full-length albums. Her latest, Force Majeure, garnered critical acclaim and awards for best alt-folk song in the 2021 International Song Door Competition, and two category picks in the 2021 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest.

McCarthy grew up in Los Angeles, the daughter of popular LA Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy. She migrated to Northern California for college, graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in History. Laying down deep roots in the Bay Area, Christie gigged regularly at top regional venues like Freight & Salvage, Sweetwater and Great American Music Hall, and was also part of the San Francisco folk-rock trio She’s Out There, featuring Susan Z and Liz Pisco. 

Christie spent some time in the Athens, GA music scene during the late 90’s while signed to an indie record label, recording and touring the southeast. Over the years, she’s opened for Melissa Etheridge, Janis Ian, Laurie Lewis and Neale Donald Walsh to name a few. Her all time thrill was playing the Ryman Auditorium (the original Grand Ole Opry) to a packed house.  

In addition to her solo work, Christie is a member of the EDM band Of Love and Lust (OLAL), where her song Calm In Your Eyes has over 250,000 listens on Spotify.