As a young singer, Carrie Marshall performed across the metro Boston region, honed her songwriting skills while living in Nashville, but truly discovered her artistic voice in North Carolina, where she found her musical niche: jazz and blues.
Influenced by her past professional experience as a singer/songwriter, Carrie joined forces with several top musicians in North Carolina and began performing her blend of classic Great American Songbook jazz, blues and her original music. Carrie is at home singing at intimate, swanky venues as well as performing in larger areas, including notable events, festivals theatre, such as the Democratic National Convention, The Stage Door Theater, Theatre Raleigh, Knight Theater and more.
An award-winning songwriter with the UK International Songwriting Competition and NC Songwriter's Co-Op, Carrie has been nominated twice for the musical score and theme song that she composed for the 11 time award winning feature film, “Changeover”. She ended up taking home an award for Best Supporting Actress at the Love International Film Festival in 2017. In 2014, Carrie was one of ten top finalists in the UK Songwriting Competition and in 2010, Carrie was also named the Songwriter of the Year with NC Songwriter’s Co-Op.
The year 2020 brought challenges and changes for all. For Carrie, she kicked off the year in January with a blow to the head (from falling metal blinds, of all things!) which left her with a mild traumatic brain injury, affecting her ability to sing and play the piano for over a year. This was followed by a bout with Covid and then a breast cancer diagnosis by September. Carrie battled what she dubbed "The Triple C" and found the power of music and art to be healing. Slowly and steadily, Carrie is stepping back into the public arena for gigs and concerts as the world opens up to performing artists again. Regaining strength, health and a new gratitude for each day, Carrie infuses joy and hope with each note she sings.
When not performing, painting or writing, Carrie is the musical director at Moonlight Stage Company, where she teaches voice, piano and songwriting in addition to programming musical events for Moonlight’s black box theater.