My name is Cara, and I am a singer-songwriter that grew up on the front range of Colorado. I got inspired by the mountain folk scene to pursue music as a career. When I was young I used to play classical piano until I started taking lessons from Bob Wiz, an alternative music teacher, who helped me compose original music on the keys.
These compositions started to grow more and more after middle school once I learned how to play the guitar, thus I released my first single “Cigarette and a Coffee Cup” in high school. I released 2 more singles in 2018 and 2019. I am also working on a full E.P. called “The Runaways” that will be done in the winter of 2019. You can find my music in full length right now on Sound Cloud and YouTube. Some people describe it as: acoustic soul, folk, indie, blues, Americana, etc.
The E.P. is dedicated to my friends who died very young due to mental illness. “The Runaways” E.P. will be my Spotify debut. I will be donating to some mental health organizations as well as spreading public health awareness with this E.P. when I eventually go on a national tour.
My music is my therapy. My hope is that it can be therapeutic for people that surround me too: my family, my friends, my special needs clients, my fans, my coworkers and whoever else. My singing and songwriting are emotional expressions of both the curses and blessings that I face. I like to tell purposeful stories through my lyrical compositions. Most of my best friends are musicians because they usually also have a story to tell, and are pretty sensitive.
Interpreting the world and culture through sound can be a very intense, but rewarding experience. Music creates this liminal space where culture, spirit and the senses can meet. It provides a platform where I can be transparent, vulnerable and influential. I want to use my music as a catalyst for social, environmental and individual justice/wellness.