Carolyn Mescher’s Bio
Carolyn Mescher’s passion for music stems from its power to connect complete strangers, and as she puts it, “human connection is one of the most powerful forces on Earth.” While Carolyn has her certified public accountant license, she has instead chosen a life creating music so she can inspire, heal, connect with, and console people from all walks of life.
After three years in Nashville, Carolyn started touring with a band as an independent artist. She has since played in 11 states and opened for the Grammy-nominated band, Smash Mouth at the King’s Fair in Hanford, CA.
Since then, Carolyn has continued to book and play shows, but has also carved out time to hone her songwriting and guitar skills in preparation for future albums and shows. “I can’t wait to get my new songs recorded and released so you can hear them! Songwriting is an art and a skill that I’m continuously improving upon as I write more and become more skilled in the craft.”
How It All Started…
Carolyn grew up in Camarillo, CA, an hour North of Los Angeles. As a child, she raised chickens, goats, horses, and cows for 4-H on her family’s seven acres, while also competing in swimming and water polo. “I learned dedication, hard work, and independence at a young age, being involved in 4-H and sports. Those experiences and the self-confidence they built have had a huge impact on my success and who I am today.”
“Always remain true to who you are
and what you believe.”
Carolyn’s musical journey started at a young age, playing coffee can drums and continuously singing throughout the day. By the time she was seven, Carolyn was making up her own words to new melodies as she completed her barn chores. That’s also what led to Nashville music professionals calling her a, “natural born songwriter.” Carolyn’s love of music and singing eventually led to her participating in school musicals, including starring as Sandy in “Grease” her sophomore year in high school. Upon graduating, Carolyn accepted a music scholarship from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo to continue her music education. After a year of studying and performing, Carolyn realized opera was not her passion, and she switched to a business major.
An economic collapse, a college accounting degree, and several job interviews later, Carolyn hadn’t found a job that fit, so she chose to work in her county fair’s administration office for the summer as she had the year before. It was there, while working in the publicity department and helping with backstage meet and greets, that Carolyn met Miranda Lambert and watched her cry through “The House That Built Me” while the audience sang. “That was the breaking point for me! That night, I tossed and turned until 5 AM, when I finally decided I had to pursue my music career and move to Nashville.”
“I want to be able to deeply connect
with strangers through music!”
In April 2011, Carolyn packed the last few things into her Honda Civic and set out for Nashville, TN. Two days after arriving, she accepted an offer to work for Caterpillar Financial as an accountant, which she did for two and a half years, while doing music at night and on the weekends.
In January 2014, Carolyn quit her accounting job to pursue music full-time. “I just came to a point where I decided if I’m going to do this, I need to give it everything I have and make it happen. I’m not ok with just being OK. I loved working for CAT and I loved the people I worked with, but I knew I wouldn’t be fulfilled without music.”