Carrie Nicole Robinson is a Soul, Blues, Jazz, R&B singer & songwriter from Santa Cruz California. Carrie grew up in a musical family, surrounded by live music, and the powerful influence of many talented family members playing all manner of instruments, and styles. Starting piano at a young age, she added singing and guitar to her music attributes. Her passion for singing really kicked off in middle school, finding her passion for performing lead roles in theater, singing in choirs, and playing in local bands. Carrie furthered her studies with the Vocal program at Musicians Institute of Hollywood, CA (2005) and has had many private lessons.
During times of confusion and sorrow at the age of sixteen, she wrote her first song, with the first four chords she learned on guitar. “Lonely Cries”began her songwriting craft. She found inspiration and comfort, from favorite musical artists like Alicia Keys, India Arie, Stevie Knicks, Joni Mitchel, Stevie Wonder, Mary j Blige, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, and others. Singing and writing songs, has always been Carrie’s ‘happy space’ and has gotten her through some really tough times in life. “You see, like many other people these days, I have suffered from PTSD, low self esteem, and substance use disorders.” Says Carrie herself “ but I have found ways to move through my issues, ways to heal from past traumas, and found faith to not give up on my dreams.”
Carrie’s optimistic outlook, her warm and loving heart, her ability to surrender and forgive through it all, and most important: connecting with Nature and animals, allowed for her to creatively express her story and follow her dreams.
Now at the age of 37, she is ready to share her healing journey with her first single: “Making Room” (audio). It will be available in all music platforms April 30th 2021.
“Making Room” is about “creating space to delve deeper into the healing transformational journey of letting go of old patterns, people, places, and things that no longer are healthy or balanced or necessary. It is about making room for an abundance of love, light and good things to come into my life.” Says Carrie.
“ Making Room” was co-written and produced with her uncle: James Robinson (Innervision Records) who is phenomenal guitar player and musician.
Carrie’s vocals will be featured on an upcoming track: “Life by the Drop” from Robinsons’ Electric Project (6/4/21; Innervision Records) “Life by the Drop” written by Stevie Ray Vaughan, tells the story of alcoholism and the power of living life by the drop, which Carrie, and many others in the Robinsons family can relate to.
“I hope you will join me on my musical journey. I have so much to share and am just getting started releasing songs! Thank you for all your interest and support.”( Carrie Nicole Robinson).
Education and Achievements:
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts: Cabrillo College, CA 2004
Certificate from VIT program: Musicians Institute, Hollywood CA. 2006
*with partial scholarship
Won "Santa Cruz Idol"singing competition: E3 Playhouse, CA 2007
Associates Degree in Human Services: Cabrillo College Ca. 2017