Poignant and poetic, Charlotte Kendrick is an artist who creates an irresistibly intimate world with her songs. Her music is tenderly performed Americana folk rock reminiscent of Lucy Kaplansky or Nanci Griffith. With a refreshingly understated voice, she sings in the tradition of folk singers to whom the song matters most.
Though she had played music all her life, Charlotte didn’t try her hand at songwriting until her early twenties, when she spent two years in West Africa with the Peace Corps. With no electricity at her disposal, her main source of entertainment became playing guitar and writing songs.
Upon returning to New York, Charlotte started from scratch; hitting open mic nights and playing every venue possible. During that period, she met producer and fellow-musician, Dan Rowe and they set to work on her full-length debut album, I Get Stupid. Just a few weeks before the release of I Get Stupid, Dan accompanied Charlotte on bass at the Village Underground, and they have been on stage together ever since. They are now playing such notable venues as Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), the Hotel Café (Los Angeles, CA), World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA), the Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO), and The Living Room (NYC), as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Steve Forbert, Lucy Kaplansky and The Avett Brothers.
Charlotte’s 2007 release, North of New York, is music with a message. From the light and propulsive bluegrass feel of “Off The Tracks,” telling of a heartbroken reckless spree, to “Let Go,” a loving, restful plea to her loved one to drop the demands of the world outside, she reminds us to give thanks, love the life we live now, and take the night off every once in a while. When asked about her goals, she says, “To look back and say I did what I was meant to do - sing songs that mean something to someone. Consider it done, Charlotte.