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Yellow Curtains named Semi-finalist


Great news: "Yellow Curtains" has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competition out of 6000 entries! This song is so special to me as it was written for my sweet friend, an amazing mom, who had…

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CD Release

Good news!  The long awaited release of Unguarded Heart will be celebrated on Saturday April 7th at the Burren in Davis Sq. Somerville.  Pledgers and pre-orders received their digital copy On April 1st!  The album will officially drop at the…

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New Year and New News!

Happy Holidays & New Year.  As 2017 wanes and with it all of its joys, accomplishments, growing pains and tumult, January approaches, the darkness starts to dissipate and the days become just a little longer, I’m looking forward to new…

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On the eve of my birthday...

I am taking stock and feeling incredibly grateful for the way I've gotten to spend so many trips around the sun.  Playing music with friends is a good way to go through life.  And I don't take a second of …
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Recording Update

This time- it's as much about the process as the product.  

I don't even know where to begin.  From the inception of these songs to collaborating with some of my favorite writers, to gathering my team around me, to recording…

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Above the Basement Podcast

Had a great time recording this podcast for Above the Basement - music and conversation.  Give a listen!  

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Download new Miriam album

Miriam's album released last month is available here for download!

Enjoy and thank you for the support-

https://thebandmiriam.bandcamp.com/album/scenic-two-lane

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Carla's lyrics quoted in Boston Globe!

Pleased to see my lyrics quoted in today's Boston Globe feature Op-Ed piece in an article blasting Trump.  Click the link at the end to hear the tune!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/06/16/the-real-donald-trump-you-seeing-him/Kz7FbG4Hw3wqc66EYunyoN/story.html

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Miriam's Press Release!

It started in a graveyard.  A stark gray stone surrounded by lush green grass.  It bore the name Miriam and underneath the words, “I Am So Happy”.  The picture so perfectly depicted such artistic and emotional contrast in its dreary,

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Recording soon...

So it's been a long long time since I've hit the studio.  Life, family and a bit bout of writer's block have presented themselves as challenges to the musical process.  With a small batch of songs and a big restless…

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Miram gets a Residency!

My rollickin' Americana-soaked, alt-country, rock band Miriam lands an on-going residency at the hip, cool and most coveted Toad on Mass Ave Cambridge.  Harmonies galore, fiddle, electric guitar and a rhythm session equal to a shot of espresso.  We will…

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Spotify and Pandora!

Hi friends-

The new year is upon us and with that comes a new website design, Carla Ryder music on Spotify, and on Pandora (coming soon).  Lots of shows will be announced shortly.  Everything from yoga concert classes, fundraisers, an…