Carson McHone, a songwriter from Austin, Texas, “writes songs like her life depends on it” (Ray Wylie Hubbard). She brings an intelligence to alt-country that is both immediate and lyrical. Carson has shared the stage with Vince Gill, Gary Clark Jr., Ryan Bingham, Lydia Loveless, Charlie Mars, David Ramirez, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Shaky Graves, among others. McHone performed at last years Austin City Limits Music Festival and at the Americana Music Festival. "Carousel" was recorded in Nashville with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Heartless Bastards, Patty Griffin).