"Weaver of New Americana Tales"
Introduction to Carl Solomon
Carl Solomon has been described as "A Weaver of New Americana Tales." After inheriting a beat poet's name, Carl grew up in Brooklyn N.Y. and later moved to Baltimore. Carl's kaleidoscope of songs are crafted from his diverse & varied life experiences, a few of which include: Carnival Barker, Clerk, Counselor, Musician and Songwriter. Using his observation and insight into human relationships, Carl has crafted unique stories from the many folks he has encountered in his travels. Solomon's songs lay out images you can see, feel and touch. His recollections and humor bring to life a collection of wonderful songs you won't soon forget!
Press Release 2016
Nathan Brown Poet Laureate of Okahoma, "For someone who was born in Baltimore, and lives in Portland, Oregon, Carl Solomon sure does have a Route 66 soul in him. These are drivin' down the road songs. So load'em up and take'em with you..."
Diane Hunt KBOO FM Host Folk Expresso Show- www.KBOO.fm. “Your Crow song is on my playlist yet again tomorrow morning. I just LOVE it. I sorta wish I could play it non-stop throughout my entire hour-and-a-half long show, it's that good.”
Judy Beaudoin Paradise House Concerts "Carl's prose is wonderfully creative and engaging, his melodies gentle, joyful and playful. To experience his live performance is to be wondrously transported to a place only sweet, true music can take you."
Laurie Sonnefeld Co Host "Movin On" KBOO FM Radio
“Even though his music is tinged with humor, Carl Solomon's songs have the earnest approach of their Appalachian and country/western/folk roots. The guitar and back-up on his engaging new CD compliment Carl's honest and endearing vocal style. The songs combine simplicity, warmth and depth. He feels like an old and welcome friend from the first listen. Be careful, though the songs will stick with you, especially Those Two Crows.”
Steppin Out Gresham Outlook Newspaper
“Solomon is a gentle, often humorous songwriter who writes catchy literate songs that reference everything from Hank Williams to the Flintstones.”
Doug Henderson, Promoter “Carl writes cool songs, plus he is a wonderful person!”
JP HopsHouse, Houston, Texas, Open Door Cafe/Gallery, Sisters, Oregon, Robin Hood Resort, Union, Washington,Choockoham Arts Festival, Tumbleweed 3Rivers Festival, Richland, Washington,Green Frog Tavern, Bellingham, Washington,Portland International Airport Entertainment Program Estacada Summer Celebration, Estacada, Oregon. Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Bend Roots Festival, Bend, Oregon. Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Festival, Portland,Oregon. McMenamin's Historic Hotels and Pubs, Portland, Oregon. Artichoke Music, Portland,Oregon. Mocha Rizing Cafe, Sandwich, New Hampshire. Skunk Hollow Tavern, Harland Four Corners, Vermont. Portland Saturday Market, Portland, Oregon. Paradise House Concerts, Eagle Creek, Oregon,
Carl had a great idea that he brought to life! He collected a group of songwriters and musicians from the Portland / Vancouver area. Together, they built a local chapter of the national organization- "Soldier Songs & Voices," http://soldiersongsandvoices.org/ and facebook.com/SSVPDXThis group gives a creative outlet to Vets by teaching them music, guitar & song writing skills.
The Midnight Special
WFMT Radio - 98.7 FM / syndicated
Pandora Radio.com/Carl Solomon station
KBOO 90.7 FM, Folk Expresso, Portland, Oregon KBOO 90.7 FM,
Movin On, Portland, Oregon
Acoustic FM Internet Radio, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Marfa Public Radio 93.5 FM, Marfa, Texas.
KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene, Oregon