Andrea Carlson

Andrea Carlson burst onto the Delaware Valley music scene in 2009, winning the Philadelphia Songwriters Award for her song, "Cryin'". She followed with a completely original CD, “Drivin’ Myself Wild For You”, featuring another prize winner, "Mysterious Moon", and then her current CD, "Love Can Be So Nice" (with another honor for “Let Me Cook For You”), showcasing standards and originals in English and French. For the past four summers, Andrea has gone on the road in Europe, playing a dozen countries and headlining at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Her voice is sultry, sweet, and playful, infusing the music with elements of earthy blues, retro jazz, and romantic swing. Her guitar is classical, adding elegance and intimacy. And Andrea’s repertoire is a mix of standards and originals, in the vein of the Great American Songbook and Parisian Chanson; audiences and critics rave about her performances around the USA and in Europe.

Born in Tennessee, Andrea has lived in California, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. She began singing jazz professionally in small groups and with a big band, while in high school. Performances then included opening for the great James Brown! She earned her degree in Classical Guitar at the Columbia Conservatory, before she left Chicago – first for Memphis and then the east coast. Today, she is often heard with her Love Police, in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region.