Clearly born in the wrong decade, Chelsea Carlson is truly a rocker at heart. Don’t let her blonde hair fool you – Taylor Swift she is not. In a world where it seems every female singer is a popstar, this rock musician is a welcome change. Chelsea took the music scene by storm two years ago when she decided to “go solo” and begin performing acoustically throughout the New York / New Jersey area. What began as appearances at local open mics and dream has led to winning Top New Female Act at the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, following two years of accomplishments such as the release of two original singles on iTunes, performances at highly acclaimed venues, sharing the stage with well-known musicians, interviews at WDHA and WNTI, a 3-song EP, and collaborations with amazing songwriters. Her journey so far caught the eye of the Daily Record, who featured her among the top ten people to follow in 2013.
Influenced by Robert Plant, Janis Joplin, and Roger Waters, Chelsea is not your typical “singer-songwriter.” Her original music has been described as soulful, powerful, and even cutting. Her vocal style has been compared to that of Grace Potter and Anne Wilson. Chelsea hopes to take the heart of classic rock and blend it with the intensity of the blues, energy of modern rock, and raw emotion of alternative music, into something new and exciting.