Music – Nashville

Lacie Carpenter is a Texas native but calls Nashville her home these days. She grew up singing and playing all types of music and instruments, but the violin and fiddle won out! Her classical violin background spurs on her creativeness and passion for country, Celtic, rock n roll, and bluegrass. Having graduated from Stephen F. Austin with her degree in Music Education/specialization in Violin Performance, a MS in Psychology, and a MFA in Ethnomusicology, she teaches private lessons in many musical crafts, writing courses, psychology on a collegiate level, and performs globally. Carpenter studied with Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, Dr. Isidor Saslav and Dr. Jane Saber. Lacie is an award-winning musician and known as a dynamic music performer, author and scholar. She has also performed on the Grand Ole Opry!!! Her first album, "Nothing is Real" was produced by the legendary producer, Wayne Moss and received rave reviews within the Americana genre. Carpenter's song, "Back Together" is the theme song for the World Craniofacial Foundation. Carpenter's song, "My Lucky Song" reached #1 on the World Indie Top 100 Charts and the Euro Indie Network Top 100 Charts. Lacie penned the lyrics for the #1 Hit Song on the Euro Indie Top Hot 100 Chart-"There Will Come A Day." "Perfect Enough" (recorded by JoZie) and "World of Hope" also reached #1 and makes Lacie's FOURTH #1 song! Lacie is the winner of 12 East Texas Music Awards, but the ones she is most proud of are Fiddler Of The Year 2012-2014,2016 and 2017. In 2015, Lacie was awarded ETX Bluegrass Act of the Year. She has also been blessed to be nominated for a Josie Award--Folk Song of the Year ("Clivus" 2016), and Bluegrass Artist of the Year (2017). In 2008, she was named “World Champion Fiddler” after competing with over 500 incredible fiddlers. She has been able to grace the stage with greats such as Mark O'Connor, Mark Wood, Judy Hyman, Jonna Fitzgerald, Bruce Molsky, Isidor Saslav, Jerry Vandiver, and Jimmy Fortune. Lacie has opened for high-profile artists of many genres: Jimmy Fortune, The Cherryholmes, Mark O’Connor, Mark Wood, and Eileen Ivers. Having toured internationally as a classical violinist and fiddler in Austria, Germany, England, Ireland; she had the great honor of performing for the Arch-Bishop and Prime Minister Of Austria. Lacie was concert-master of the Led Zeppelin Symphony and lead singer in the Led Zeppelin Choir performing with Mark Wood, Laura Kaye, Chuck Bontrager, Joe Deninzon, and Tracy Silverman. Lacie was part of nine symphonies and now is a soloist for many symphonic bands, choirs, and orchestras. She has recorded with Lauren Grant, David Allen, Clare Cunningham, Richard Trest, and more. She does regular session work at Jay's Place Recording Studio for Gary Gentry (“The Ride.”) and Dan Hagan, and Mark Dryer. Her vocal stylings are said to be "Traditional and rootsy yet eclectic in nature." Her songwriting “paints a picture of each story” and is known to weave the truth beautifully into each song.​ Carpenter actively writes and co-writes with other songwriters and authors. She spends a lot of time mentoring others to fulfill their highest potential, performing with companies that utilize her musical and theatrical abilities, as well as thrilling audiences with her one-woman show. ​She speaks internationally on global access to music education; most recently in Chengdu, China at the Music Cities Convention and NAMM Conventions.

Showcasing at REVIVE

August 28th, 2024 @ 6PM CDT