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.
8-11pm Thursday July 20 at The Down County Social Club.
beneath The Stagecoach Tavern
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists
The Down County Social Club convenes most Thursdays, featuring a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy. Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry and multlimedia works. We also occasionally offer films and academically themed events. Our programming is as eclectic as you can imagine!
For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585