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Notable Quotes

Carey and Granger at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA"Definitely quit your day job!" David Crosby, CSN&Y/CPR

"Buyers of The Distance Wall can say they knew her before she knocked Faith Hill off the charts." Dirty Linen Magazine

"Colvin has fashioned a series of thoughtful, tuneful songs that invite repeat spins." The Washington Post

"Carey's voice is as bright and clear as a ringing bell. Her enthusiastic approach to music is quite evident in each song on The Distance Wall...she is destined for bigger things." - Dan Alloway, KTEP-FM 88.5, El Paso, TX

"Clever lyrics, not your average cliches...very cool..." - John Jennings, Recording Artist/Producer (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

"Colvin's music is fun and inspirational. Her album, The Distance Wall, is an amazing adventure. Pop it in your car stereo and enjoy the ride. Her music really is 'Stuff You Like!'" - Weekender, Times Community Newspapers

"Carey Colvin’s The Distance Wall is a jubilant, compelling recording. Soaring vocals embrace key phrases for one moment, then drive with heartfelt passion the next. Ranging from reflective to playful to poignant, Carey is an artful songwriter who draws you into her world with grace, humor, and panache." - Richard Fox, WCUW-FM, Worcester, MA

"The disc's gem is Carey Colvin's bright version of "O Come All Ye Faithful." - Dirty Linen Magazine (Review of A Holiday Feast - Vol. IV - Hungry For Music)

"One of the finest musicians of Northern Virginia." - Borders Books & Music


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Awards/Accomplishments

Carey at the Wammies™, The State Theater, Falls Church, VAFebruary 2008 - Carey and Granger are presented with a Wammie Award for Distinguished Service

Received the 1997 Wammie™ Award for Female Vocalist, Folk-Contemporary

Received the 2000 Wammie™ Award for Debut Recording of the Year (The Distance Wall) (Tie with Janine Wilson - The Blue Album)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Wammie™ Nomination, Female Vocalist, Folk-Contemporary

1999 Wammie™ Nomination, Female Vocalist, Rock/Rock-Pop

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Wammie™ Nomination, Male Vocalist, Rock/Rock-Pop - Granger Helvey

2001 Wammie™ Nomination, Instrumentalist, Rock/Rock-Pop - Granger Helvey

2000 Wammie™ Nomination, Folk-Contemporary Recording - The Distance Wall

Featured song on Car TalkNPR (National Public Radio)

Interviewed for inclusion in the book Complete Guide to House Concerts: And Other Satisfying Alternative Venues

Interviewed for inclusion in the book Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music

Interviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond's WRIC TV 8 News, and the Village News about her role with the GINA For Missing Persons FOUNDation as both web mistress and musician.

Featured Artist, Whole Wheat Radio, Talkeetna, Alaska

Featured Artist, WHFS-FM, Washington, DC

Featured Artist/Live Interview, KABZ-FM, The Buzz, Little Rock, AR

Featured Artist/Live Interview, Acoustic InterludeWUWF 88.1 FM, Pensacola, FL

Live radio/television performances, RadioLiveWUWF 88.1 FM, Pensacola, FL

Finalist in the 2001 Guitar Girls songwriting contest

FinalistRock Category14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

Honorable Mention, Modern Rock/Alternative Category, 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

Certificates of Appreciation, 1995-1996, presented by President Clinton for performing in President's Park

Various television shows including Evening News, CBS, ABC, Pensacola, FL - Squeaky Wheel Tour, 2006, Reston Festival - Jones Cable, Reston, VA, Herndon Thursday Night Concert Series - HCTV, Herndon, VA, Takoma Park Folk Festival - Channel 10, Fairfax, VA, Television: Spotlight On The Arts - Channel 10, Fairfax, VA, Telethon for Hospice, Cox Communications, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Washingtunes - Channel 33, Arlington, VA, and Medium Rare Cafe - December 1999, Channel 10, Fairfax, VA

Charter member of Just Plain Folks; member/former member of NARAS, WAMA, SAW, BSA, Indiegrrl, VOCAL


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Promo Photos

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Carey Colvin

Carey Colvin