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Kendel Carson


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Kendel Carson (born 1985) is a Canadian singer and fiddler. She performs with the folk music band The Paperboys, but is best-known internationally as a roots/ country solo artist.

When only a mere 23 years old, singer, songwriter and fiddler Kendel Carson debuted on Rearview Mirror Tears with the artistic assurance and musical maturity of a far older artist as well as the charm of a future star. Produced by musical legend Chip Taylor and released on his Train Wreck Records, Rearview Mirror Tears introduced an artist whose natural blend of folk, country and rock marked her as one of 2007’s brightest new musical lights.

Starting on the violin at age 3, Carson has been a featured guest soloist with the Victoria Symphony and a member of the esteemed National Youth Orchestra of Canada. But the violin prodigy also began making her name as a fiddler at age 9, playing with the BC Fiddle Orchestra and later with such Canadian groups as The Paperboys and Outlaw Social as well as in a band with her brother Kid Carson (formerly The Carsons). A veteran of international tours, the Canadian folk festival circuit and numerous sessions, Kendel caught Taylor’s ear at the Canmore Festival in 2004 when she played a fiddle workshop with Carrie Rodriguez, whose duet albums with Taylor are some of the most acclaimed roots music works of the new century.

Impressed with her prodigious talent, Taylor invited Carson to New York City to collaborate on songwriting and record what was intended as demos.


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  • changeable

    'I like trucks' really got me. Great show yesterday with Chip Taylor. Wonderful fiddling.

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Bose-Man

    great album,very under-rated.

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • strajnic kiss me once more case we die!

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Sacha72

    Listening to Alright Dynamite now. Albums like this make me a happy girl! Thanks!

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Spiken

    Especially for a Girl rocks my socks :-)

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • AciDemon

    my current favorite is 'run to the middle of the mornin'. you rock, kenny! :)

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • strajnic

    Gold In The Hills (of Saltery Bay) is my favourite!

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Spiken

    I like trucks is great!

    14 Apr 2007 Reply

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