Western North Carolina native Carley Arrowood has been playing fiddle and singing on bluegrass stages for more than a decade. In the last five years, Arrowood has played with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, traveling overseas, performing with John Cowan and Jimmy Fortune and taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Her playing has earned her several accolades at fiddlers conventions and IBMA’s Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year in 2017.
Using classical techniques she learned as a child, Arrowood has built on her style of playing with Aubrey Haynie, Alison Krauss, and Jim VanCleve as influences. Rich vibrato and long, smooth bowing are some things that can be recognized in her playing.
Now, Arrowood, who continues to perform with the Aldridges, has signed with Mountain Home Music Company to release solo music, showcasing her own voice and songwriting.
“I’m really excited to be with Mountain Home! I’ve known most of the crew for a while now and they’re all just a joy to be around,” says Arrowood. “To be on a label with so many of my heroes, mentors and friends is amazing, and I know that this whole experience so far has been nothing but my God orchestrating events and opening doors. He is so good and so faithful, and I can’t wait to see what He does next. Thank You Lord!”
Mountain Home’s Jon Weisberger adds, “Carley’s one of the brightest lights in a new generation of bluegrass-leaning musicians — an accomplished player, a compelling singer and a refreshingly original songwriter. Her music is rooted both in the rich fiddle traditions of North Carolina and in contemporary bluegrass, country and gospel sounds. We’re excited to help her translate her talent and vision into her own recordings as a member of the Mountain Home family.”