Stockton, CA (Fiddle)
Carolyn Kendrick, 21, attends Berklee College of Music, and has been playing for over 14 years. Her happiest musical memory is playing onstage with Michael Cleveland at the 2015 Three Sisters Festival in Chattanooga. The condensed list of artists that influence Carolyn include Ray Charles, Tim O’Brien, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, David Grisman Quintet, George Jones, The Beatles, Johnny Gimble, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Cleveland, Bob Wills, and Willie Nelson. Carolyn has a couple possibilities of musicians, living or dead, that she would like to meet. She says, “Bach, to talk about his creative process and how he improvised so intricately. Although I’d have to learn German to speak with him, so Paul McCartney would be another answer, because he has some serious melody-writing chops.”
Carolyn is currently chipping away at all of the musical and artistic talents that she would like to have, outside of music though, she would love the ability to make a nice soufflé or do calculus in her head. Carolyn’s advice to younger musicians is, “Be joyful about playing music, focus, and practice, don’t compare yourself to others, and play with other people as much as possible.” In other musicians, she most values those who are non-judgmental, work hard, and have a willingness to try and learn new things. Carolyn is most looking forward to meeting new people and making new music at AMS.
Listen to Carolyn play Squirrel Hunters below:
Be sure to check out Carolyn and all of the AMS musicians at the Lucas Theatre on April 8 at the Stringband Spectacular!
Stay tuned to meet more AMS musicians!