Carl's songs are honest and expertly crafted,with a straightforward simplicity that weaves effortlessly into Folk, Americana, and classic songwriter genres. His style evokes the best of John Prine,Mark Knopfler and Dave Van Ronk with stories as rich.
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Carl loves working with a variety of audiences and locations, designing a musical experience for the venue. . He plays mostly solo and may add a side guitarist to join him in Portland. I play house concerts, teach songwriting, listening rooms and restaurants.
There has always been music and stories in Carl Solomon’s head. Carl would sit as a child around a record player listening to Aaron Copeland. Carl heard melodies and stories. He grew up in Brooklyn, than Baltimore He has traveled a path that has taken him from loner,carnival barker to counselor,.now full time songwriter/musician. He has been called " A Weaver of New Americana Folk Tales". His use of language, recollections and humor reflects the diverse facets of the human experience. His songs carry the faint echoes of storytellers: Townes Van Zandt, Dave Van Ronk and Bruce Springsteen.
In the past 18 years he has put together a resume of recognitions and a strong show history. It continues to grow. He loves traveling and has found additional music community in Texas, along with the Northwest.Five years ago Carl formed a group of songwriters who teach songwriting and guitar to veterans at no cost.
He has three self produced albums of original music. All selected for Pandora Radio. He just released the third album“Simple Things” people are saying it might be his best work. Carl still has stories to be told and songs to be sung.
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Cafe Artichoke is a warm and inviting premium concert venue, where musicians of every stripe have an opportunity to perform in a great sounding and friendly environment. Here in one of the Pacific Northwest's rare and needed 'listening rooms', everyone is welcome, from touring professional artists to budding songwriters, to the audience who is always in for a real treat!
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