Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music by [?], download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Carrie Elkin

View in iTunes

To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.


Compared to Patty Griffin, Iris DeMent, and Nanci Griffith by legendary Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris, singer/songwriter Carrie Elkin's unique sound incorporates alt-country, Americana, and traditional folk with heartfelt poetic lyrics. Born in Cleveland, OH in 1974, Elkin began playing the saxophone and singing at her local church from a young age before competing as a National Champion acro gymnast. After studying physiology at Ohio University, and working as an organic chemist, she decided to concentrate on a musical career, and embarked on a nomadic lifestyle which lasted for over a decade, performing in various clubs and recording several self-funded albums, including 1996 debut Simplicity, 2001's Live at the Front Room, and 2004's The Waltz, before finally settling in Austin, TX in 2007. Following the positive response to her fifth LP, The Jeopardy of Circumstance, she toured both the U.S. and U.K. extensively, appeared on several of partner Danny Schmidt's albums, and signed to Grammy Award-winning folk label Red House Records in 2010, the same year she released her most recognized and critically acclaimed work, Call It My Garden. ~ Jon O'Brien


1974 in Cleveland, OH

Years Active:

'00s, '10s