"…a whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Contemporary Folk and Celtic music ...
with a consistently masterful grace (and) flawless four-part harmonies.”
– Mike Breen, City Beat
Pam Temple and Spencer Funk are Wild Carrot. This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. Rooted in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions: from original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina and vocals. In quartet with their Roots Band (Brenda Wolfersberger and Brandt Smith), they expand to four vocals and add bass, banjo and Dobro.
Wild Carrot's entertaining and moving performances have something for everyone. Their performances have often been described as "honest, soothing, uplifting and fun all at the same time", moving an audience from laughter to tears and back again in a way that makes the listener feel like they're in a conversation with old friends. All of this adds up to a performance that's been described as "seamless", "life-sized complex, subtle and powerful" and "a joy."
Been thinking about booking Wild Carrot?
Check out our brand new promo video HERE.
We would love to bring our unique mix
of American Roots music to you and help you
create an enjoyable,
memorable experience for your audience!
Carrot Shtick - News
A New Single!
Help Make a Record! Goal: 1,000 Downloads!
What does it take to make a CD? For us, it takes a lot of time, help from others and money, of course. It costs about $1000 per song we record. Wanna help? Download our new song "Talking With Ghosts" now! You'll own a little piece of the song and help us down the road toward a new full CD.
We are aiming for 1,000 downloads of this new song we recorded over the winter with the FABulous Brian Lovely at the production controls. Pam wrote this one inspired by personal loss, the losses friends have endured and the questions that come in the wake of such events. Lots of folks have said they'd like a recording of this one so, here ya go!
We'd like to share it with you and we'd like you to share it with everyone you know!
Shows and Tours!
We'll update here soon but we've got lots o' shows coming up soon, so check the Calendar for the complete list (or just scroll on down the page)! Hope to see you out and about!
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"You can't just have a taste of Wild Carrot. Slowly savor their contemporary folk
rooted in tradition and know you'll be coming back again and again."
- Jamie Anderson, Sing Out!
"...simultaneously lovely, clever, and swingy..."
- Rob Weir, Off Center Reviews
"We knew we'd hear great music, but you all did a great SHOW!"
- Audience Member
Two-Time Cultural Ambassadors with the US State Department
We are honored to have been chosen twice to tour Chile as "Folk Music Ambassadors" in both 2003 and 2005. It is a beautiful country and we were lucky to see more of it than most Chileans do as we toured up and down the coast playing festivals, concerts and master classes. See a slide show of our trips here (click photo).
Spring Tour 2012
Here are some photos from our Spring 2012 Tour south (click the photo for a slideshow)..
Turn Your Radio On
Tune into Pam's radio show on WNKU 89.7 Monday through Thursday 8-10 PM and Sundays from 10 AM-1 PM for The Front Porch.
Listen to WNKU Online
Now you can hear us even better! In Cincinnati and No. KY - 89.7FM and105.9FM
Springfield and Dayton - 105.9FM
Huntington, WV and Portsmith - 104.1FM.
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Here's a NEW (Wild) Carrot recipe for these hot summer days!
Let us know how it turns out for you!