Carrie Cheron
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Carrie Cheron

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"One More Autumn Album Review"

Carrie Cheron’s bio says that she was raised “on a solid diet of Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles, James Taylor and Suzanne Vega,” and the influence is immediately recognizable in her classic folk pop sound. One More Autumn does everything necessary to fit into that traditional mold, but it does it well enough to stand on its own. This album is like an old favorite that you can always go back to when you want a comforting, familiar sound — much like Cheron’s childhood fare is for many listeners.

The instrumentation includes the expected lineup of guitar and bass interspersed with percussion, piano, fiddle, mandolin and cello. Whether lilting, frolicking, plaintive, or thoughtful, the musicianship is superb throughout. From the upbeat opening “Goodnight Amelia” to the somber “Arms of Our Brothers” to the hopeful finale “There Will Be Love,” the music has enough variation to go wherever Cheron’s songs need to go while retaining its signature sound.

Ultimately, though, the strength of One More Autumn, as with any good folk album, is in the storytelling. Cheron exercises a comfortable control with tasteful embellishments adorning her gentle melodies. At some points in her upper register, the sound becomes thin, but the majority of the album is in the rich timbre of her mid to lower range. And though she never loses the smooth quality that is central to her voice, Cheron is still able to convey even the most intense emotional moments. The lyrics are well-crafted and remain easily accessible without being frivolous. These are stories that everyone can understand, and Cheron’s poetry raises them to a higher artistic level while retaining their realness.

One More Autumn follows successfully in the folk tradition, while standing firmly on its own merits. The music is new, the voice is new, but the sound and feelings are wonderfully familiar. Cheron has created a new old favorite. (Three Mile Ceiling Music)

-Brian McGrath

- Northeast Performer Magazine

"Classically Folk" assurance and maturity which, as showcased on her recently released debut CD, "One More Autumn," recalls the biting, elegant clarity and luminous wisdom of the young Joan Baez. - Cleveland Free Times

"Singasong Series @ the Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA"

"...Cheron is a talented artist in need of a permanent gig. She is equally at home with the guitar and with her voice, and her lyrics are honest without being trite. With tunes inspired by everything from her parents’ wedding album to Anita Shreve’s novel The Pilot’s Wife, Cheron sings her songs with enthusiasm and heart, making her performance a most enjoyable one." - Northeast Performer Magazine

"One More Autumn Album Review"

Carrie Cheron’s new album, One More Autumn has the ability to hit big in a few different genres, but I think it’s the modern country fans that will take to her the most. With a voice that rivals Carrie Underwood, Cheron may find herself leaving the folk/pop genre for Nashville. Musically this is a slower pace then (sic) I usually find myself listening to. Most of the album finds Cheron’s voice and an acoustic guitar carrying the songs, but with this type of voice that’s really all you need. The lyrics tend to tell a story on each song. I was hooked by the second track “Time” and I haven’t taken this album out of my CD player since. This is a very solid album with enough pop mixed into the songwriting to hold your interest and a voice that is going to keep you listening. (JK)

"One More Autumn Album Review"

Boston-based musician and singer/songwriter Carrie Cheron likens her music to some of vocal pop’s best performers. Her songs are raw both emotionally and also takes (sic) a diet from the normal production fall backs that so many pop albums are riddled with these days. Her choice of instrumentation makes the album feel incredibly at home on a porch with the folksy sounds of mandolin, fiddle, cello, and vocal harmonies. Nice.

- Smother Magazine


Self-titled EP; full-length album "One More Autumn"



The lovely, lilting voice of Boston-based singer/songwriter Carrie Cheron is an art-form all to itself. With a sound as warm and rich as velvet, this gifted songwriter and master song interpreter is mesmerizing. Though trained as a classical musician, Carrie’s love of folk music guided her on a very different path: While working toward a Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, she began visiting open mic nights and sharing her “other” musical gifts, and luckily for us, they stuck.

The process of creation was exciting to Carrie, and she immediately felt at home with songwriting. Her ability to infuse the colors of her voice with the words and melodies from her own hand is a fortune for us all. Carrie’s powerhouse vocals are combined with instinct and grace; she displays the confidence of someone who knows her instrument and is not afraid to use it. Her classical training is the backbone to her every word and phrase, and her experience in genres from Israeli, Arabic, and Irish music to gospel, bluegrass, and the blues has helped her become a stronger, more captivating musician.

Ms. Cheron’s song “Indiana” was recently featured on Bay State Sound’s Best of Boston Songwriters Showcase CD, and her song “How I Loved” received an Honorable Mention from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She was invited to perform in the 2006 NEMO Music Makers Competition, the Midwest Music Summit, and was a semi-finalist in the Great Waters Folk Festival songwriting contest. She was also selected to perform as the Sonicbids artist at Great Waters Folk Festival and First Night Boston. Carrie also received an Honoral Mention from the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival songwriting contest.

Carrie has shared the stage with and opened for such artists as Edie Carey, Anais Mitchell, The Barra MacNeils, Northern Lights, David Jacobs-Strain, Liz Longley, Miss Tess, Trina Hamlin, Colleen Sexton, and Erik Balkey. She has performed in some of the Boston area’s most popular venues, including Club Passim, The Burren, Johnny D's, Toad, Lizard Lounge, Cantab Lounge, The Marblehead Festival of Arts, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Lowell Earth Day Festival, Midway Café, Zeitgeist Gallery, Kendall Café, All Asia Café, Abbey Lounge, Sanders Theatre, and Jordan Hall. She has played at Club Passim’s Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival, and has graced the stage at New York City’s legendary Bitter End, Chicago’s famed Uncommon Ground, Cleveland’s Barking Spider Tavern, the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, the Great Waters Folk Festival, and was asked to return to FirstNight Boston after her spectacular New Year’s Eve performance.

Her CD, One More Autumn, is available on her website,