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British singer/songwriter, Yola Carter, is an up-and-coming starlet in the country music scene. With powerfully soulful vocals and delicately crafted lyrics, Carter's debut solo EP, Orphan Offering, has prompted a nomination for UK Artist of the Year at the AMA UK Awards. An innovative mix of 60's-era country music with traditional gospel and contemporary soul has proven to be the recipe for success for Yola Carter. Announcing her first solo tour dates in the UK has brought further attention to the rising country singer, with publications, including The Guardian and NPR, declaring Carter as "an artist to watch."
Yola Carter background
Yola Carter grew up with a vision of someday creating music to share with the world. By the time Carter was in her teenage years, she began to focus on making her dream a reality. Directly after completing her education, Yola Carter began touring internationally with prominent groups such as Bugz in the Attic and Massive Attack. Yola Carter later headlined at Glastonbury Festival's Other Stage in front of an energetic crowd of around 60,000 fans. Her performance at the festival was also broadcasted live on BBC to countless other music enthusiasts. At the same point in her career, Carter collaborated with celebrity musicians including James Brown, Elizabeth Cooke, Willie Watson, Jan Howard, The McCrary Sisters and the Stax Band amongst others.
After much success with her career, Yola Carter collaborated with other musicians to create the band Phantom Limb. Through working with her band, Carter was able to break into Americana music with the album The Pines. Eventually, the band disbanded and Yola Carter began to focus on projects as a solo artist. Her first of such solo projects was the EP Orphan Offering, which was released in November of 2016 in the UK and hit the shelves in April of 2017 in the United States. The hype over her first release inspired Yola Carter to announce tour dates across the UK while also continuing to work on a full feature debut.
Yola Carter's personal life
Born in Bristol, UK, Yola Carter shares intimate details of her personal life through her emotional lyrics. Carter touches on issues that have affected her life, including racism and poverty. Likewise, she eloquently addresses being raised by an unsupportive parent that frequently struggled with mental illness. Her willingness to share details of her rocky childhood through her lyrics is well received by her country-soul audience. Carter herself has expressed that sharing these details through music is therapeutic for her and allows her to have an outlet to speak out about these tragedies and how they have shaped her life.
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