Carson McHone, a songwriter from Austin, Texas, “writes songs like her life depends on it” (Ray Wylie Hubbard), bringing an intelligence to alt-country that is both immediate and lyrical. She released her debut self titled EP in 2013 and toured nationally and internationally in its support.
Her vocals are featured on Shinyribs’ newest album (Okra Candy, 2015), on Ray Wylie Hubbard’s 2015 song “Chick Singer Badass Rockin”, as well as a duet on Mike and The Moonpies 2015 release ‘Mockingbird. In 2014 McHone was selected as one of six songwriters to represent the city of Austin in “Project ATX6”. The group played showcases in Toronto, Canada at NXNE (North By Northeast Festival) and toured Northern Germany, culminating in a sold out showcase at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.
She has shared the stage with Ryan Bingham, Lydia Loveless, Charlie Mars, David Ramirez, Jerry Jeff Walker, Shakey Graves, Gary Clark Jr., among others. McHone has been working on a new album in Nashville with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, Patty Griffin) and will be performing at the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival.