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Carrie Ferguson


  1. 1.
    Cat and Piggy
  2. 2.
    The Puppy Song (You and I)
  3. 3.
    It Was All Lies
  4. 4.
    Girls Like Me
  5. 5.
    Devil in the Tower (America First)
Singer-songwriter, pianist, and educator Carrie Ferguson grew up playing an enormous upright, chocolate-brown (to put it politely) piano inherited from the family of one of her father’s third-grade students.
This piano, built from the parts of several old pianos by students in a local instrument-building workshop, had a darkly booming, slightly furry quality to it, not unlike the weather outside in her hometown of Arcata on the North Coast of California. In order to write good music you had to play the way the instrument itself demanded, which to her ear meant sticking to the lower end of the keyboard, and using plenty of rolling arpeggios and minor chords. Ferguson credits the stubborn and sonorous voice of her childhood piano, combined with the perpetual fog and exhilarating clamminess of coastal Northern California, as instilling in her the baseline aesthetic of melancholic optimism that still permeates her words and music today.
Whether they be intended for adult ears or a child’s sensibility, Carrie’s songs always feature well-crafted stories, full of humor and warmth, wrapped in extremely catchy melodic hooks. She frequently sings about her love of the natural world and is obsessed with exploring what it means to be a soul in a body on Earth.
Her fourth album, a family-friendly collection of songs named for her award-winning song, The Grumpytime Club, will be coming out in May 2020, proceeded by several singles, the first of which is "The Puppy Song (You and I)"


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