Stand Up Eight
While training to be a concert pianist, Carrie Hamby moved to Florida at age 14. Around that time she alarmed her parents by hanging around with bluegrass musicians; by the time she got her driver's license, she had learned enough tunes on the guitar to be dangerous. She now divides her time between writing and singing original songs and playing accordion and upright bass in folk and bluegrass circles. Performing solo and with her band Singing Biscuit, Carrie has gained a following at coffee houses, clubs and festivals throughout the state, including the annual Florida Folk Festival. Two of her songs have placed in the Top 10 in the annual new song contest at the Will McLean festival (willmclean.com). 'Stand Up Eight' has received favorable publicity on national radio shows, such as WFMT's 'Midnight Special.' Carrie also released a new song on the latest Cascades Collection, 'Songs from the Rascalyard' (saltwatermusic.com) in 2004, which will be included on a new collection due out in early 2006.