Carley Arrowood Joins Darin and Brooke Aldridge Band

Carley ArrowoodCarley Arrowood is the newest addition to the Darin and Brooke Aldridge band.

The 18 year old college freshman from Union Mills, North Carolina plays fiddle and sings harmony. She spent three years with the IBMA Kids On Bluegrass program and has won multiple First Place awards, including the North Carolina Mountain State Fair and the 2013 Ellenboro Fiddlers Convention.

At the 2014 Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention she won First Place in the adult bluegrass fiddle and in the adult female vocals competitions.  

Carley also placed 6th in adult bluegrass fiddle at this year’s Galax Old Fiddlers Convention.

Carley is currently working on a demo CD project with Jim VanCleve producing and a few of her bluegrass heroes as the studio band.  Seth Taylor plays guitar and Kristin Benson is on banjo.  

The album includes a song Carley co-wrote with Becky Buller who has a long and significant connection with Darin and Brooke.  Buller's student in College  Rachel (Johnson) Boyd  spent two years with the band before leaving to becoming a full time mom.  Becky stepped in for the next two years and now hands off the role to another of her talented young fiddler friends.

Carley is “extremely excited and honored” to join the Darin and Brooke Aldridge group.

The Darin and Brooke Aldridge band has received multiple award nominations and performs at festivals and concert venues across the US and Canada. In addition to Darin (Mandolin, Guitar) and Brooke (mandolin) the group includes Dwayne Anderson (bass), Tyler Collins (banjo, Guitar), Collin Willis (dobro) and Carley Arrowood (Fiddle).  

The band’s sixth album, Snapshots, is available for pre-release purchase on Itunes and Amazon (the scheduled release date is February 17th 2015).

"We are very excited to have Carley on board with the band. She filled in several times for Becky this year and did a excellent job.She is a great young talent with a very bright future ahead of her," said Darin

When she doesn't have an instrument in her hands, Carley’s hobbies include bow hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, drawing, acting, and cooking.  Carley says her “ music is her love and Jesus Christ is her passion!”

Darin and Brooke Aldridge are represented by Sherry Graf and Buddy Lee Attractions of Nashville, TN.   They record on the Mountain Home Music Company label . 

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