2014 Winner Wildflower Music Festival Songwriter Competition, Richardson, TX
2014 2nd Place Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Competition, Lyons, CO

2009 Wildflower Music Festival Songwriter Competition -- Finalist
2005 Kiss of Ghosts selected as one of the year's top independent releases by "Performing Songwriter Magazine"
2005 Kiss of Ghosts wins the People's Choice Award at INATs East
2004 "Everything" from Kiss of Ghosts chosen as "one of the best songs of 2004" - by IAP (Indie Acoustic Project)
2004 KBCS DJ John Sincock selects Kiss of Ghosts "One of the best CDs of 2004"
2004 Falcon Ridge Showcase Finalist
2003 Kerrville Newfolk Finalist -- Kerrville Folk Festival
2003, 99, 96, 95 Finalist Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest
2002 Three Rivers Folk Festival Songwriter Showcase
1999, 96, 95 Finalist Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Contest
1995 Napa Valley Music Festival Winner -- Emerging Songwriter Showcase
1995 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Second Place Winner (1300 entrants)


"Look out Dar Williams and Catie Curtis . . ." - Dirty Linen

"Carolyn Currie is an incredible songwriter with a unique voice that sets her apart from her contemporaries . . . in our opinion, Carolyn is simply a stunning artist." - Circular Records

"Be prepared to experience insight, reflection, humor and beauty. Currie's distinctive voice weaves through your thoughts, binding itself permanently to the fabric of your brain. Her music . . . is utterly spellbinding. Just try concentrating on something else, I dare you." - femme musique

"I own a new age shop and get dozens of CD demos. Many are very good, but only once in a blue moon do I get one that just knocks my socks off. Kiss of Ghosts did just this. The CD is truly mesmerizing. Carolyn's voice is just wonderful, sweet but not fragile, full of emotion. The imagery she paints with her lyrics transports me . . . I have run the whole gamut of emotion listening to this CD, empowered, vengeful, reminiscent, and charmed. She is a masterful writer." - Cindy, The New Millennium

"Even more impressive than Currie's obvious talent as a performer is her genius as a songwriter and lyricist. You will swear, by the end of the night, that a least one of her poetic melodies was written specifically about you." - The Tacoma Reporter

"Currie has a sure voice that steadily relates to each and every person it touches with an exceptional confidence that tattles away tales that we've all experienced. Her songs, while fragile, have a sort of underlying fierce determination that demand to be heard and refract the light tones perfectly. Utterly outstanding." - J-Sin,

"Carolyn . . . has recently released  Kiss of Ghosts, her third album.  Her enchanting voice, evocative melodies and hauntingly moving lyrics make this one of the finest singer-songwriter records to have come my way this past twelve months. There is a strong Celtic feel on some of the tracks, due in no (small) part to the inventive use of pennywhistle, acoustic guitars, cello, fiddle and accordion, not to mention the ethereal harmonies that easily draw comparisons to Enya; though Carolyn has quite a different sound and approach than the Irish singer. For starters, Carolyn`s lyrics are much more open, so that the listener can connect with the emotional punch like the unrequited love of Swallowing Stones. A gorgeous little record well worth seeking out." - Maverick Magazine

"Currie's solid, wistful voice lends a refreshing attitude to folk rock . . . her poetic lyrics linger and the stories told leave a smile on your face and contemplation in your heart." - Victory Review

"The ghosts spoken of in these songs are the kind of memory and longing, but they're not sad or sappy. I want to write "crystalline," but I don't want you to read it as "wimpy." This is a strong woman, refined but passionate. I can't speak for Nathaniel Hawthorne, you know? But I think he would like this music as much as I do." - Bonny Holder, Rockzillaworld Magazine