When the Carter Family sang about a melancholy flower in the wildwood nearly one hundred years ago, little did they know that three generations later, another Carter songstress would personify its story. As a songwriter, WILDWOOD blends poignant lyrical themes with haunting melodies that channel her Appalachian roots, creating a uniquely original dark indie-Americana sound.
But who is she?
A Harvard graduate, fluent in French; former diplomat at the US Embassy in Paris; classically trained violinist with a master’s degree in arts advocacy; self-taught on nearly a dozen other musical instruments; founder of a non-profit called 3 Chords that serves refugee youth; a Georgia native who now calls Nashville home, who spent three years creating the Tennessee Promise program with Governor Haslam. But, this daughter of two school teachers left that life behind, instead choosing to chase the dreams of her heart down an uncertain path - one full of doubt and heartbreak, freedom and possibility.
She chose the name WILDWOOD as an homage to her family’s 1927 song. Her music has been described as "honest, vulnerable, and completely original. Haunting and beyond category." WILDWOOD is signed to the indie label South x Sea.