About

Home-Cooked Banjo Soul

2022 Folk Artist of the Year for the New York Capital Region

Carolyn Shapiro is an old-time banjo player and songwriter from the Southern Adirondacks whose sound is rooted in the old songs of Appalachia. Blending her sultry flavor with a traditional style, Carolyn's music feeds the soul like a good home-cooked meal. She writes songs inspired by the world around her with a unique voice that will stop you in your tracks.

Carolyn's second album "Take It Easy" came out on February 2nd, 2024. This 6-song EP is about learning to take care of yourself and finding joy in a crumbling world. Produced in collaboration with Jim Mastrianni, the album was recorded live with Connor Armbruster on fiddle, Oona Grady on bass, and James Gascoyne on guitar and captures the magic that can only be heard in a room of friends sharing tunes.

Shows

Date Event Location
 —  — Carolyn Shapiro at Mojo's Cafe and Gallery Mojo's Cafe and Gallery, Troy, NY Mojo's Cafe and Gallery, Troy, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at The Depot Argyle Brewing Company's Cambridge Depot, Cambridge, NY Argyle Brewing Company's Cambridge Depot, Cambridge, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at Eastwind Lake Placid Eastwind Hotel Lake Placid, Lake Placid, NY Eastwind Hotel Lake Placid, Lake Placid, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at Saranac Lake Hootenany The Garagery, Saranac Lake, NY The Garagery, Saranac Lake, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at the Linda opening for Ordinary Elephant The Linda, Albany, NY The Linda, Albany, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at Artisanal Brew Works Artisanal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs, NY Artisanal Brew Works, Saratoga Springs, NY
Carolyn Shapiro at Eastwind Windham Eastwind Hotel Windham, Windham, NY Eastwind Hotel Windham, Windham, NY
Carolyn Shapiro Band at the Bennington Museum Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
Carolyn Shapiro at Eastwind Windham Eastwind Hotel Windham, Windham, NY Eastwind Hotel Windham, Windham, NY
Carolyn Shapiro Band at Howling at the Moon Concert Series Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, NY Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, NY

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Take it Easy

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