Climbing to #14 in the Cashbox Magazine Roots Music Report (folk charts), Waves of Silence has been described as a haunting, magical gem. Featured on NPR and the BBC, Carolyn’s contemporary folk songs are infused with a Celtic flavor and transport you to another world, to distant shores, to a quiet sometimes lonely interior.
Incredible Voice and Awesome Lyrics by Fernman58
I never write reviews because, well, what do I know but the album is so well written and produced I just had to! The stories are captivating and Hello Silence just blew me away. I can't wait to listen to the rest of her discography and explore her talents in the rest of her songs. Makes me want to move to Maine!!
Amazing Lyrics - Takes me out of my world by Savageduck
I was listening to this album and realized that I was walking around my house feeling like I had gone to Ireland or to the shore in Maine - I've ordered her other albums now too. The voice is small and beautiful and gentle...the songs are subtle and emotional. The music just winds around like a familiar road. Some of it has a deeper reach into how scary it is these days to have children and how do you explain the violence and turbulence in the world around us...Carolyn has a way of giving the hard story and making it seem as though there's hope to fix it all. She is funny, clever and so musical. I LOVE IT!!!!
"A stunningly beautiful accomplishment – a real listener's CD!" – Andrew Harris: Exec Director L/A Arts
“Carolyn Currie has a distinctive voice—one part Dar Williams, one part Alison Krauss and a smidgeon of Nanci Griffith. But there is no mistaking that haunting, soprano sound. You are under her spell from the first note. Waves of Silence is Currie's fourth CD. It has a quiet beauty about it, but there is strength and richness underneath. Firstly, there is Currie's voice front and center: hushed and haunting both. But her real skill lies in the lyrics and her ability to tell a story; to convey hopes and dreams that play across a universal stage. Carolyn Currie is a revelation. She sings as if she is the lead vocalist of a heavenly choir -- soft and sweet, yet haunting and magical. Her finger-picking on six and twelve-string guitar frames the music and elevates it far beyond the ordinary singer/songwriter fare. Hers is music that not only soothes the senses, but is not afraid to move you and make you think. Carolyn Currie has arrived.” Roberta B. Schwartz, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"Her fourth CD Waves of Silence is filled with quiet but powerful energy and insight. All of these songs are well constructed and beautifully performed and produced. Several of them stand out as amazing examples of songwriting inspiration, arrangement, and musicianship." – Bob McKillop: mainefolkmusic.com
“Currie sings with a hauntingly beautiful whispery voice about love, peace and daring acts as well as about daily troubles, loss and the horror of war; starting off with “Rain”, a tender and thoughtful ballad about the Iraq war with Lange’s fine piano playing. “Don’t run with Scissors” she demands the listener and with a twinkle in the eye and the awesome sound of fiddle, Irish flute, and acoustic guitar she finally admits to be a mocking bird with a sensational voice. She’s pondering about loneliness and sings “Hello Silence”, accompanied by the soft bass and guitar playing, wonderful cello and fiddle harmonies and rhythmic percussion sound. Her timbre and her technique sometimes remind me of Karan Casey, the great Irish singer; especially when she sings about a great loss on “After”, a pretty Irish tune. “Kaleidoscope” is a playful song about being a singer/songwriter with great playing together of cello and guitar and “Hot for a House” a bluesy, sexy and humorous song about a couple’s life. Another favourite is “Rolling Thunder”, a dramatic anti-war song with fine percussion and subtle electric guitar work. The new album is a terrific collection of beautiful self-crafted songs of the now again in Maine based singer/songwriter with the lovely voice. Beautiful arrangements by Lange and excellent musicianship make her music a real gem.” – Adolf ‘gorhand’ Goriup
“All told, “Waves of Silence” is a joy. Currie knows how to wring the truth from some of life’s small moments, as well as shine a light on hidden fears. The production is simple, doesn’t distract from her clear, tremulous voice. She and her co-producer, David Lange have worked together on all of her albums, and their mutual trust is evident. If you enjoy intelligent ballads, you’ll love Carolyn Currie.” – Femme Musique – Blog by Holly Wady
"Carolyn Currie's fourth full-length is a warm and smart disc. Though it's titled Waves of Silence, Currie manages to speak with a loud voice . . ." – Sam Pfeifle: The Portland Phoenix