About Wild Carrot
Pam Temple and Spencer Funk of Wild Carrot met through music, married and began performing full-time together in 2000. They were quickly voted “Best Folk Act” in their hometown of Cincinnati and have since crisscrossed the country pleasing audiences with their eclectic mix of award-winning original songs, traditional tunes, swing, blues and more, being chosen twice as the only U.S. Folk Act to serve as Cultural Ambassador to Chile, South America with the U.S. State Department. When they’re not performing, Spencer is also a respected guitar teacher and Pam, on-air music host of the American Roots program, The Front Porch, at local NPR affiliate 89.7FM WNKU.
Wild Carrot is also available as a trio (Wild Carrot Trio) or quartet (Wild Carrot with Their Roots Band) to fit your venue's needs and budget.
The latest CD from Wild Carrot (with Their Roots Band) was recorded live with an audience and is called Crowd Around the Mic, on their own Chocolate Dog Music label, released through Blue Jordan Records. It was truly grown from the ground, funded almost entirely by the audiences and donations from fans.
What’s in a Name?
So, where did we get the name "Wild Carrot'? A wild carrot is the same as Queen Anne's Lace. Our music has been described as being rooted in the solid earth of tradition and untainted by commercialism; strong while displaying a delicate intricacy, like Queen Anne's Lace.
Interested in seeing us "live"? Watch the video below or check out our YouTube video channel by clicking here. Thinking of booking Wild Carrot for your venue, festival, house concert or private event? Watch our promo video and then contact us to book a date!
Wild Carrot is eligible for Fee Support from both the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest. Check their sites for more details.
Vintage Guitar Magazine, April, 2010
Folk Wax, January 21, 2010
Letter from Michelle Shocked, January, 2010
Off Center - Views, December 16, 2009
City Beat - Crowd Around the Mic Review, December 8, 2009
City Beat - Locals Only, November19, 2008
SignOut! Magazine, Winter 2004
Nightflying.com, August 2004
TheChattanoogan.com - Happenings, October 8, 2003
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Disc 'n' Dat, April 11, 2003
The Cincinnati Post, April 10, 2003
City Beat - Spill It, April 9-15, 2003
Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, 2003
CincinnatiEnquirer.com - Entertainment, February 9, 2001
Creative Loafing, July 18, 1999
City Beat - Spill It, February 4-10, 1999
TuneDin Florida Today - Entertainment, January 21, 1999
Folk Notes, April 1997
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