Christie McCarthy | Everyday Real

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Everyday Real

by Christie McCarthy

On her latest release, Everyday Real, McCarthy cuts loose on ten diverse tracks ranging from the roots rocking "Backroads of Georgia" to the bluesy "Nothing Moves Me". Everyday Real is smart, melodic, and brimming with soul.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Backroads of Georgia
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2. Vulnerable
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3. Angel
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4. Fold
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5. Nothing Moves Me
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6. Anniversary
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7. I Can See
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8. Big Blue Sea
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9. Flood Gates
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10. Cause & Effect
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Released in 2003 to critical acclaim, three of the songs off of Christie McCarthy's Everyday Real have already been singled out:

Nothing Moves Me is featured on The Sharper Image Sirens of Song CD (which also includes Norah Jones, Diana Krall and Oleda Adams); and is a finalist in the 2003 UK Songwriting Contest. Flood Gates took 1st place in the Americana category (and 3rd overall) in the West Coast Songwriter Competition; and Anniversary received honorable mention in the Country category of the West Coast Songwriter Competition.

McCarthy's songwriting is nothing if not eclectic, yet her uniquely delivered contralto vocals weave a thread of soul and continuity through every track off Everyday Real.

As a performer, McCarthy's solo show lends itself to introspection and for the past few years she has found a niche opening for best-selling authors and inspirational speakers Rachel Naomi Remen, MD (Kitchen Table Wisdom, My Grandfather's Blessings) and Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations With God). McCarthy is equally at home onstage with a 5-piece band, belting out her danceable originals and covering one of her favorite genres, Motown.

McCarthy's songwriting influences include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson. An avid reader, her favorite books are Les Miserables (Victor Hugo); The Pillars of The Earth (Ken Follet); Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand); The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann); One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez); and A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving).

Discography:

Serendipity, 1997: After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in History, Christie landed a job as a curriculum developer for an educational software company, which happened to be owned by a music producer/entrepreneur. He signed her to a development deal and produced her first record, aptly named Serendipity.

The Fantasy Sessions, 2000: Christie hooked up with legendary engineer Wally Buck to record this 5-song disc (actually 6, including a hidden track remake of My Favorite Things).

Everyday Real, 2003: In 2002 Christie met guitarist George Cole. George had been playing with SF's Big Blue Heart's and she asked if they'd be interested in recording and producing her new batch of tunes. What ensued was a year of Tuesday and Thursday night rehearsals. Fantasy Studios engineer Michael Rosen was called in to record and engineer the basic tracks. Then they overdubbed guitar, keys and vocals.


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Gloria

What a winning combination, Christie's awesome voice & great musician!!
Loved the variety, especially the soft & sultry 5th tune...Nothing moves me. Great for your library of mood music. A great CD !

Arjo Osinga

teacher
I saw and heard you sing on kulakswoodshed.com and I liked so much. So I tried to get a CD here in Holland, but that wasn´t possible. So a friend of mine ordered it in the States. And so finally I got this album and I´m proud to have it.
Gods blessings for you and your wonderful gift.
Greetings. Arjo

Cristina Bondariva (celticfan)

a number of songs you'll never stop listening to!
All the songs are like short stories on different issues and Christie's voice goes through your spine and reaches your ears and your brain, making you feel so good that you can't just leave the cd, but keep going on listening to it. A MUST!

Denny Mathias

What a voice!
Christie's voice is a special sound in itself. Many excellent songs, but listening to her sing is an expierence. Would love to hear Christie live someday!

Recline Records

Amazing lyrics with a rich soulful voice. Check out Floodgates or Happy Anniver

Shea Breaux Wells

Excellent Songwriting and more!
This collection of songs has a classic quality, and Christie's voice is dusky, husky and delicious.
Her song, "Backroads of Georgia" always makes me misty!
A must for any singer/songwriter collection!

Eric White

Another great CD from a fantastic performer
Go ahead, buy it. You won't want to miss the latest musical venture from Christie. The songs and performances are top notch and with this CD, I now have all 3. The only thing better is to go and see her live.

Tina Angotti

Her tunes will keep singing in your head...
Great effort on this CD, the songwriting, vocals, music and production is all top notch! Backroads of Georgia is still my favorite, but the whole CD will inspire and stay with you. A must have!

Jan O - KAOS Radio-SisterSound Show


Excellent mixture of a sultry voice and superb musicianship. Sisters - get this CD