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Holly Carter

Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele

South West


Holly Carter is a multi-instrumentalist who has established a reputation for herself as one of Bristol’s leading fingerstyle guitarists and one of the UK’s only professional female pedal steel players.

Weaving together aspects of old-time, folk and Americana, she creates a diverse portfolio that draws inspiration from early American folk traditions and demonstrates a clear passion for the history and humanity behind the songs. Combined with a technical ability that follows hot on the heels of fingerstyle greats such as Chet Atkins and Doc Watson, Holly’s live performances present a truly original take on the landscape of folk and Americana.

Singer-songwriter (Americana – Multi-instrumentalist)