"The Sunny Side Of Life"
"The Sunny Side
Carolyn shares her heart and soul in this album of originals mixed with bluegrass standards. She has created some of her most compelling work to date. Experience her clear vocals mixed with her phenomenal instrumentalists.
"Next To You"
by Sweet Yonder
This album features five originals and five traditional bluegrass songs. Lush vocals, exciting instrumentals, and outstanding recording and engineering make this recording a delight to the ears.
CAROLYN EYERLY - Singer/songwriter, rhythm guitarist.
A native Northern Virginian, Carolyn grew up listening to Southern Rock and Bluegrass. Carolyn is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and anticipated returning to acting after her children had grown but found music to be an overwhelming draw.
In 2010, Carolyn was a founding vocalist for the acclaimed Washington, D.C.-based folk group, Shenandoah Run. After discovering the warm community which is bluegrass music Carolyn became a founding member of
Sweet Yonder, an all-women bluegrass band, in 2014.
In 2019 Sweet Yonder was nominated for a WAMMIE in two categories,
Best Bluegrass Band and Best Bluegrass Album.
The Sunny Side Of Life is Carolyn’s first solo project which includes
seven of her original compositions.
Carolyn has been Membership Director of the DC Bluegrass Union since 2018.
From her heartfelt originals to the old traditional numbers, Carolyn’s vocals along with these talented musicians take you on a wonderful musical journey. So just sit back… turn it up… and enjoy the ride.
“The sunny side” indeed! Carolyn Eyerly’s pure voice shines brightly on this album. Even when the mood turns darker, there’s a sweetness in the singing that soothes and reassures. And behind the beautiful vocals, some of the mid-Atlantic’s most masterful pickers provide the bluegrass backbone.
A fine debut from a fine singer!
Combine a love for bluegrass music, a strong personal faith, and a fresh, beautifully nuanced voice and you’ll have Carolyn Eyerly’s first solo project, “The Sunny Side Of Life.” Through Carolyn’s original songs and select bluegrass standards she touches on life experiences that are sure to resonate in the hearts of her listeners.