The Music Mom: Eileen Carey


We Can Work It Out

Sometimes it takes a little creativity, but it is possible to get our kids to put down the gloves.

Sometimes it takes a little creativity, but it is possible to get our kids to put down the gloves.

Bickering between siblings. It is something that we parents know all too well. It can happen anywhere, and, unfortunately, at any time. It can involve something major, but it usually involves something minor. Let’s face it: This here parenting thing is probably most difficult when our kids are arguing, fussing, and fighting. If you’re like me, nothing tests your patience like two (or more!) siblings who absolutely refuse to get along.

Due to the aforementioned frustration, I often find myself seeking new and creative methods for combatting the combat. My most recent technique for facilitating family friendliness worked so well that I thought I should share it with you.

While my kids were recently on the verge of yet another World War 3, I found myself growing increasingly helpless. Completely desperate and in need of some positive vibes, I suddenly found the lyrics to The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” running through my head:

Life is very short, and there’s no time

For fussing and fighting, my friend

I have always thought that it’s a crime

So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way

Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong

While you see it your way

There’s a chance that we may fall apart before too long

We can work it out

We can work it out

The random mental British invasion of togetherness and reconciliation inspired me to yell the following: “You guys are not only going to listen to this song a dozen times, you are also going to write the lyrics until you memorize them!”

My kids stopped yelling at each other and looked at me with looks of uncertainty as to whether or not I was serious. I was. And I did make them listen several times to the Lennon/McCartney classic. Best of all was their surprising willingness to write, by hand, the lyrics ten times. They pouted about it, but I think they secretly enjoyed my innovative way of handling the situation. Plus, they really did memorize the song, and I have since heard them sing it when they think I am not paying attention.

I have no illusions that methods like these will forever prevent future armageddons. But they do lighten the mood and redirect children’s energy towards something positive. Best of all, my kids learned yet another life lesson from the Fab Four. The writing of the lyrics was meant to penalize them for fighting, but the exposure to such wisdom was impactful. The Beatles were right: Regardless of how big or small our family squabble, we can, with a little creativity and effort, work it out.

Don’t Wait to Create!

That's the smile of a man who knows he doesn't have to wait to be creative. Neither do you.

That’s the smile of a man who knows he doesn’t have to wait to be creative. Neither do you.

As parents, a good chunk of our lives is spent waiting. Perhaps it’s watching with bewilderment (and a touch of angst) as your teen unsuccessfully tries to peel herself away from the bathroom mirror. Maybe it’s sitting outside in a parked car as your kids hunt down that ever elusive coat. Or maybe it’s watching with ever growing frustration as the hot meal you just cooked turns cold due to your little ones’ inability to make it to the table on time. That is, without doubt, my favorite. I am well aware that Tom Petty had other things on his mind when he claimed that “the waiting is the hardest part,” but I don’t care. That tune rings loud and clear each and every time I find myself waiting for someone to do something or be somewhere.

The best part about being a music mom is that my creativity does not have to wait for other people. My urge to write a lyric or a melody is not dependent on other people’s schedules. When the inspiration comes, I sing. When the mood hits, I jot down lyrics. My creativity is entirely mine. This complete ownership of my creativity is a godsend, as it often provides a much needed sense of control in a world that has, quite often, gone mad.

I strongly suggest that you give in to your natural urge to create. For me, it is songwriting. I make sure to always have a guitar, keyboard, or iPhone voice recorder nearby. Perhaps for you it is painting, or poetry, or digital design. Whatever it is you do to unleash your creative beast, allow yourself the opportunity to do it. When the inspiration comes, embrace it. Know that even with all the many things on your plate, you still have time to express yourself. The best part is realizing that you don’t have to wait for anyone else to do it.

In Dreams You’re Mine, All the Time

Roy Orbison, as I picture him in dreams.

Roy Orbison, as I picture him in dreams.

“In dreams I walk with you, in dreams I talk to you.”

These lyrics from Roy Orbison’s 1963 hit single “In Dreams” occasionally hit me like a ton of bricks. They remind me of the cold, hard reality that certain loved ones are gone, only to be seen and heard within the soft glow of our dreams.

I have grown increasingly appreciative of these dreams, to the point where I now cherish their random visits. I am well aware that we now have seemingly endless methods of documenting each other’s existence, but nothing moves me like the appearance of a long lost friend or family member in an unexpected dream.

Perhaps it is the way that these dreams affect me that makes me most appreciative of their occurrence. These unexpected (but very welcome) nighttime visits have the ability to shake me to my core, to leave me breathless at the sight of someone who I mistakenly thought I had completely forgotten.

Of course, these evening escapades have a bittersweet side to them. The friends, lovers, and family members we see in our dreams are not there when we awake. Orbison addresses this unpleasant reality near the end of his classic:

“But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone.”

Despite this truth, I still cherish each and every one of these magical moments of unconscious nostalgia.

Nevermind Our Age Difference

Luckily for parent/child relationships, The Beatles did stay 4-ever.

Luckily for parent/child relationships, The Beatles did stay 4-ever.

I never thought I’d see this happen, but yesterday I found myself splitting the cost of Nirvana’s Nevermind with my 13 year-old son (thanks to iTunes, of course). I was somewhat pleasantly surprised to learn that he had, in his own way, connected to the band’s music.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had done the same thing with my mother when I was a teen. The Beatles had come and gone more than a decade before (not that The Beatles could ever truly be gone, but you know what I mean). Yet I was as intrigued by those charming mop-tops as my mother was in 1964.

There was something both awkward and beautiful about the two of us enthusiastically cheering the merits of “Love Me Do” and the entire Abbey Road album. At a time when society tells us that I should have been in constant open rebellion against everything my parents stood for, I was listening to the Fab Four with my mother, meticulously making a case to her that John Lennon was the most talented Beatle.

It was a bit surreal to openly discuss the merits of Kurt Cobain’s songwriting – and the causes of his untimely death – with my son, someone who was born seven years after the troubled front-man’s demise. I once again realized that certain songs and a handful of songwriters are timeless. They not only lead to an appreciation of really good music, they also have the ability to foster an appreciation of those we genuinely care for, but might otherwise ignore.

Another Brick in the Wall

Building memories - one brick at a time.

Building memories – one brick at a time.

We took our youngest child to the zoo yesterday. It was her first time. As we walked up and down the seemingly endless winding path, the unseasonably chilly wind forced us to huddle. I was in heaven.  

It was at exactly that point that I realized something, something that threatened to dampen the joy of my grey, damp, and perfect day: My little one will never remember any of it. None of it. Not the zebra, the lion, or the monkey. She will be shown pictures when she is older, but none of it will ring a bell. She will pretend to remember, but she won’t.

The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. As parents, we want to believe that everything we do will have a lasting impact on those around us – especially our kids. We put all this time and energy into making memories, but we have no control over what will be remembered and what will not. This thought stayed with me all night last night as I tried to sleep.

Then, out of nowhere, Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” came crashing into my head and everything started to make a bit more sense. What we are doing as parents is similar to using bricks to build a wall. Modern education is filled with hit-and-miss (mainly miss) theories on human development. My very amateurish theory is that people are like brick walls.

Every day, and even every hour, is a brick in the development of you and me. Every event can be a positive or a negative brick in this wall. The truth is that only a few bricks tend to stand out in a wall made entirely of bricks. Not to dive too deep into it, but it would make sense to call these outstanding bricks memories.

My daughter won’t remember yesterday. She won’t remember today, either. But strong and well-placed bricks were laid, without a doubt.

How “Dancing Queen” Can Help You Clean

It is late afternoon. You are exhausted. The house is a complete mess. And then, out of nowhere, you remember that you have company coming to your personal den of dirt mere minutes before their estimated time of arrival.


ABBA (from before your house was a mess)

This happened to me once a few months ago, and it was then that I realized the importance of using my resources in such dire circumstances. And yes, by “resources” I am referring to my kids. In the aforementioned situation, there is no way that you are going to get that palace of yours clean in time without the help of your offspring.

Sometimes, however, it is not as easy as simply summoning the troops and doling out duties. Sometimes kids are not quite ready and willing to assist you in your frenzied mission. They are tired. They are grumpy. Sometimes they are both very tired and very grumpy.

Aside from Red Bulls on the rocks and a fair amount of bribery (both of which I generally shun), you have to find a way to get your minions motivated when their help is absolutely necessary. My tried and true means of overcoming lethargy is, and always has been, music.

Nothing gets me and my little soldiers swiffing and sweeping like upbeat, energetic music. Blasting some of my favorite tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s always puts a pep in my step. Thankfully, it does the same for my kids. Whether it is “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, or “Take on Me” by A-ha, the energy of songs like these is infectious and a huge help in spurring us on to a cleaner casa.

Music has the power to do many things. Thankfully, I’ve discovered its ability to fight inertia and produce movement at the moment when movement seems impossible. Oh, and you may already know this, but music also works as an excellent encourager of early morning zest. There’s nothing like a bit of “Good Day Sunshine” or “Walking on Sunshine” to propel you and your loved ones on to a positive and productive day.

What songs do you listen to when you need that extra jolt? Share with us in the comments your favorite tunes or types of music for stirring the spirit when it is needed most.

BOTTLE YOUR CRAZY UP THE MUSIC VIDEO/Eileen Carey “The Music Mom” Update.

“California country pop singer-songwriter Eileen Carey (The Music Mom), who due to her national # 1 country single Bottle Your Crazy Up this past December, was nominated by New Music Weekly for Female Country Artist of the Year (2015) along with the a-list women of country music.  The music video BYCU currently has had 47,000 views.

This two-time Los Angeles Music Awards winner and South Bay (L.A.) Music Award recipient was tagged as one of Los Angeles’s Top 10 Female Musicians by CBS LA; second on the list itself, in 2013. Since then Carey has not disappointed. She was the featured artist of the two day Annual SummerFest on Venice Beach for the Homeless, this past summer; was featured Country Artist on a Nick Jr. reality show called Take Me to Your Mother with Andrea Rosen last year; and has proved her commercial viability as a Supercuts “Rock the Cut” Artist Ambassador. Eileen also has a very active social media presence, with legitimate numbers on all our sites (See Fact Sheet).

Other venues Eileen Carey has played include three years at the OC Fair, Del Mar, Sawdust Arts Fair, The Doll House (L.A. Derby Dolls), BB Kings Universal Walk, House of Blues Sunset, The Echo, The Fonda Theater, Muse on 8th St., Firefly Bistro in S. Pasadena in Southern California. In Nashville she has performed at the Country Radio Seminar both last year and this year, and will again at the perform at this year’s CMA Festival in June. Over the past 15 months she played Rippy’s twice, Honky Tonk Central, and Tootsies. She has played the Bluebird a number of times in her four CD history. Eileen is also known for her live radio performance tours all over the Southland and across the belly of America.

She will be showcasing at this year’s CMA festival in June, and play Tootsies and Honky Tonk Central while in Nashville. She is playing the San Diego County Fair on July 1st and the Orange County Fair on August 9. She is also co-headlining a benefit event for the L.A. non-profit FixNation with Carl Verheyen of Supertramp, and the Podunk Poets, at the Autry on Saturday night July 25th.

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Supercuts Names Country-Pop Singer Eileen Carey “Rock The Cut” Artist Ambassador


April 10, 2012


Country-Pop Recording Artist

Selected To Supercuts Rock The Cut Artist Ambassador Program

Supercuts, one of the nation’s largest hair salon chains, has selected award-winning Country-Pop recording artist Eileen Carey as one of their newly-named “Rock The Cut” Artist Ambassadors.

   As a “Rock The Cut” Artist Ambassador, Carey gets to share up-to-the-minute news, tour dates, and music with both her current fans and new ones via Supercut’s vast worldwide Social Media Network.

     Log onto Eileen Carey’s Supercuts Rock The Cut page here and download her song “Faith” for free.
    Carey will make a special appearance at the 4th Annual Summer Fest concert in Venice Beach this July and the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach in August, as well as releasing the follow-up album to her critically-acclaimed “Movin’ On.”
What The Press Is Saying About Eileen Carey And Her CD “Movin’ On:

Eileen Carey’s voice is a droplet of honey dangling from a hive: glistening, all natural, and inviting…but don’t be fooled by the coating because the woman beneath is strong, confident, and just a little bit sassy! Lyrically Carey is smart, to the point, and colorful. Potent lines such as ‘Your lips have lost their poetry’ from the title track deliver her message with absolute focused precision and flair. Eileen has something to say and she says it dynamically. An upbeat, empowering twirling dance that relishes life in the moment and celebrates the wonder, joy and excitement of what comes next.

                                                  SONGWRITERS MONTHLY

“Upbeat, easy on the ears, blue skies and country sunshine – that’s the sounds of Eileen Carey!! I must admit – although I’m from Texas – I somewhat tend to favor rock and pop music over country music. But I also must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to several of Eileen Carey’s songs when I received them. They got my attention and kept my attention throughout each of the songs. The bright acoustics, clever lyrics and crystal clear sounds of Eileen Carey may just be the type of country music I could really become a BIG fan of. Send me more Eileen!!”   


     The bi-coastal Carey blends a winning combination of smart, from-the-heart lyrics with a radio-friendly blend of Pop and Country. One of those songs, the playful, upbeat “Out With the Girls,”   won “Dance Single of the Year” at the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards and was successfully remade into a country/dance song to accompany a nationwide dance club promotion.

Eileen Carey- Upcoming Live Shows & Special Events Itinerary  

July 29 (Sun.)         4TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST                    Venice Beach, CA

August 4 (Fri.)       SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL                          Laguna Beach, CA


Eileen Carey Nominated For “Dance Single of the Year” at 20th Annual L.A. Music Awards

June 2010


Nominated In Producer’s Choice “Dance Single Of The Year” Category for The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards/Thursday, November 18 in Hollywood

It is uncommon when you come across someone who is already a “star” in his or her own right, but relatively unknown otherwise. I’ll start off with saying I love, love, love her sound, and her music choices for this CD, “Movin’ On”. Her voice is unique, in that she has a natural talent for blending blues, pop, and country together that is all her own sound.NASHVILLE GAB

(HOLLYWOOD) – Award-winning Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter Eileen Carey (“Americana Album of the Year,” 2009 L.os Angeles Music Awards; “Song of the Year, ” 2009 South Bay Music Awards) and her most recent CD MOVIN’ ON ( continue to receive media notice. Eileen was recently either interviewed or reviewed in THAT NASHVILLE GAB,. NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE, MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE, NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB, and NEW ARTIST RADIO. Carey was also profiled in April on “CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE TV,” a 13-week half-hour television program based on the exciting and adventurous activities California has to offer (log onto, and click on “The Show” to watch).

Carey is nominated in the Producer’s Choice category for “Dance Single of the Year” for “Out With The Girls” at this year’s 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, taking place Thursday, November 18 at Paramount Studios on the Paramount Theater Lot in Hollywood, California.

Fans and supporters of Eileen can log onto to donate money to her “Out With The Girls” club promotion.

MOVIN’ ON has received critical acclaim and in part, earned Carey a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist For 2009” selection by respected international trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTIONMagazine. Carey is currently being looked at by various companies for endorsement deals – among these, a major retail clothing company for use of her catchy tune, “Out With The Girls.” A U.S. Tour is in the works for 2010 as well.

Carey performed at four different showcases during the 2009 IndiegrrlWomen In The Arts Conference in Nashville. “Singer/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist,” wrote Ron Wynn in NASHVILLE CITY PAPER .

The bi-coastal Carey (who divides her time professionally between Nashville and Los Angeles) contributes the song “Faith” from MOVIN’ ON to ROCKIN’ MOMS VOLUME 2 compilation, whose mission is “to promote, provide resources, and acknowledge the work of mothers…since 2004, the online community and website has grown to serve members from all over the world.”

“Carey’s approach and style on “Do I Dare” and “What Goes Around” shows that’s she’s able to extend her idiomatic range but still reflect the story-telling acumen and authority necessary to ensure country credibility. NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB opines, Eileen Carey has come a long ways in her maturity as a vocalist…true to her song-title ‘That Was Then This Is Now’, the tune metaphorically gives her a re-introduction into her music. The production on her album also has given her a chance to focus on her ability as a singer as well as an original artist.MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE says, “Carey has done well with her cover of Keith Urban’s “That Was Her, This Is Now,” as well as the moving “Stand,” which might very well be the best cut on the album.  If you like your Country with a little bit of an ‘80s flair, you might like this”! ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE writes, “On Eileen Carey’s new single “That Was Her This Is Now” the country singer from Southern California uses her Nashville native, easy-flowing twang to tell the universal country-themed song of being the new woman in a man’s life; when he was mistreated, to great effect…it is the poetry of the lyrics that country fans and non-fans can relate to, even many males since they have also tried to gain a women’s trust after their hearts been shattered. Carey’s voice is warm, welcoming and full of heart…even for non-country fans, you may find yourself falling for the red head with the catchy tunes and endearing voice.

“Carey’s music is reminiscent of the Stones tapping into country with a female Jagger,” wrote respected national trade magazine, MUSIC CONNECTION, during a review of Carey’s show at renowned venue The Derby in Hollywood. “Her vocal style is a bit Reba McIntire with a touch of Bonnie Raitt thrown in…Carey delivers very solid vocals; she and her band play well together,” the review continues, “and they have a tight, cohesive feel that can only come from experienced and well-rehearsed players…Carey’s material is strong enough to find a wide audience in the country/pop market…this album could take her music to the next level.”


Management & Booking: Mitchell Fox Ph: (615) 202-2177

Eileen Carey – “Out With The Girls” Promotion Proposal

“Out with the Girls”

-Promotion Partner Proposal-

Introduction: In an economic environment bent on challenging the best in all of us, Eileen Carey is the epitome of a multi-faceted musical talent ready for the task at hand.  As a veteran songwriter, producer and performer, she effortlessly conveys her lyrical message within an elaborate musical arrangement topped off with a truly unique pop country vocal delivery.  Over the past decade, she has displayed an ability to consistently attract A-level musical collaborators and promotion partners with whom she has created and marketed standout performances and recordings to rave reviews from both fan and critic alike.   Having established this well-rounded circle of influence in the music business, it is just a matter of time and a well-coordinated promotional effort before the public-at-large discovers this wonderful musical talent.

Country Music Fan Snapshot: Each week approximately 42,000,000 adults listen to country music in the United States.  Country music is the most programmed radio format.   Almost 40% of country music listeners reside in the top 25 DMA’s.  61% of country radio listeners are married.   54.6% are in a family of three or more.  Country music is favored by people between the ages 25-44 with females outnumbering males by a margin of 2-to-1.

Project Historical Perspective: In January of 2009, Eileen released her second album, Movin’ On.  The first single release, “That Was Her This Is Now,” written by Keith Urban and Vernon Rust, garnered Top 10 airplay reports on country radio all around the United States.  In fact it was chosen as Song of the Year in a number of music industry competitions.  During the summer of 2009, Eileen Carey released her second single “Out with the Girls.” The song was very well received and generated over 20 weeks of consistent radio airplay on country music stations all around the United States and created a significant groundswell of media attention in both traditional and new media outlets with a focus on women’s issues.  As a result of this overwhelming response, Eileen has decided to create and promote a new dance mix version of “Out with the Girls” for use in a promotion program involving over 200 country and western dance clubs and 100 dance competitions all around the United States.  It is with this in mind that we have created the following promotional opportunity for your consideration.

Promotional Opportunities: During the campaign, every dance club involved in this promotion will offer each program participant a wide variety of signage opportunities including banners, posters, keychains, shot glasses, napkins, temporary tattoos and table tents. Each of these items will have a sponsors logo and/or marketing message prominently displayed and will be distributed to club patrons at each location during the promotion.  Additionally, all media advertising will tag participating sponsors products and/or service offerings.   Other media opportunities include female oriented websites including, and, that will be engaged to virally distribute promotional message(s) with banner ads and search engine optimization elements.

Promotion Parameters/Partners: The primary partner in planning and executing this campaign is Club Connection, a division of Marco Promotions, based in Nashville, Tennessee.  They offer a twelve-week targeted marketing “blitz” program which will penetrate the country and western dance club market within the United States.  Club Connection will distribute our music, solicit airplay/spins from DJ’s and create promotional display materials and prize packages through a variety of creative marketing partnerships.  With an ever growing database of over 200 venues and world renowned dance instructors nationwide, Club Connection has the ability to reach over 200,000 club patrons per weekend.  In their 12 week program, they directly market your music and promotional message to over 2 million club goers.   This is all achieved through one-on-one communication with each participating club to ensure quality promotions and accurate feedback.  Through questionnaires, email and phone solicitation, Sound Scan research, and chart research, Club Connection will provide detailed progress and tracking reports to keep us up-to-date on the events surrounding our project.           

Project Management: Eileen has retained the services of Mitchell Fox Management (MFM), a Nashville-based artist and project management company to ensure the proper execution of this promotion program.  MFM has over 35 years of varied experience in the music industry working with some of the most celebrated musical artists and consumer product manufacturers including Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Kentucky Headhunters, Canada Dry, Carhartt, Ford Motors and, of course, Eileen Carey.

Program Cost:  The cost of this twelve (12) week promotion campaign is $10,000 inclusive of program implementation plus manufacturing, distribution and placement of all promotional items.  (Signage design is an added expense.)  We are currently offering four category-exclusive slots at a cost of $2,500 per slot.   Multiple positions can be purchased on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on how you can participate in this program, call Mitchell Fox at 615 354 5555 or

Eileen Carey with her "Americana Album of the Year" plaque from the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, November 2009

Eileen Carey Profiled On California Adventure TV – Thursday, April 8

Award-winning Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter Eileen Carey (“Americana Album of the Year,” 2009 L.A. Music Awards; “Song of the Year, ” 2009 South Bay Music Awards) performs live during the opening night of the Method Fest 12th Independent Film Festival,  at Method Fest Indie Music Party, with a performance at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Rd., Calbasas, Thursday, March 25. 8 p.m. $20. Info: (818) 222-6062 or log onto Carey is also profiled on “California Adventure TV,” a 13-week half-hour television program based on the exciting and adventurous activities California has to offer. Catch Eileen on California Adventure TV Thursday, April 8 at 10 p.m. (airs on KJLA/LATV;  Time Warner, Channel 26; Verizon, Channel 17, and Direct TV, Channel 57). Log onto for more info.

MOVIN’ ON ( has received critical acclaim and in part, earned Carey a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist For 2009” selection by respected international trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine. Carey is currently being looked at by various companies for endorsement deals – among these, a major retail clothing company for use of her catchy tune, “Out With The Girls.” A U.S. Tour is in the works for 2010 as well.

Eileen Performs at Fox & Hounds Pub in Studio City on Fat Tuesday! February 16

(STUDIO CITY)  – Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter Eileen Carey will be hard-pressed to “Move On” from the success she enjoyed during 2009. In addition to her recent  CD release MOVIN’ ON ( receiving critical acclaim, Carey won both “Americana Album of the Year” (19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards) and “2009 Song of the Year” (5th Annual South Bay Music Awards) as well as being selected a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist For 2009” again this year by respected international trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine.  Inpart as a result of these accolades, Carey is now being looked at by various companies for endorsement deals – among these, a major retail clothing company for use of her catchy tune, “Out With The Girls.” A U.S. Tour is in the works for 2010 as well.

Locally, Carey performs at the Fox & Hounds Pub, 11100 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Tuesday, February 16 (Fat Tuesday). 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: (818) 763-7837 or log onto

Carey – picked as a “2010 Up ‘N’ Comer” by Live 365/Womens Radio — performed at four different showcases during the 2009 Indiegrrl Women In The Arts Conference in Nashville, one of the biggest, most important yearly gatherings showcasing today’s brightest new female artists in all music genres.“Singer/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist,” writes Ron Wynn in NASHVILLE CITY PAPER “That Was Her, This Is Now” and “Hearts Of Time” from Carey’s previous CD of the same name are still receiving airplay on San Diego’s New Country 95.7 as well as other Country and AAA stations nationwide.