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"Unique" is a word that genuinely describes what Carolyn Oates is doing. With vocal stylings of Suzanne Vega, she combines the adventurous guitar tunings of Joni Mitchell with the dexterity of Paul Simon.

Carolyn Oates: GEAR

Carolyn Oates plays the following Maton instruments

Roots/pop artist, Carolyn Oates mixes jaw dropping guitar work with heartfelt songs that speak to the human condition. Known for her staggering array of guitar chord voicings, she adds to this a fine mastery of the lyric form, creating beautiful stories. 

Not only has Carolyn been making a name for herself and an artist in her own right; she has been a valued member of touring bands for the past decade. She toured in bands across the UK and US for 3 years. Since returning to Australia she is currently a member of Vika & Linda Bull’s band. She has also played with Deborah Conway, Paul Kelly, Rebecca Barnard, Ali Barter, Emily Lubitz (Tin Pan Orange), Clare Bowditch, Matt Thomas and Casey Bennetto. 

Photo: Glenn Stephenson