“One of the strongest voices in town…the author of affecting, emotion-bearing songs that are clothed in attractive, melodic garb.” – Billboard
“An unmistakable songwriting talent.” – PopMatters
Garrison Starr is the quintessential musical triple-threat – singer, songwriter, record producer – and her latest album, Girl I Used To Be, reveals her at the height of all her powers.
Starr is a celebrated singer of such remarkable reputation that music icons go out of their way to praise her. Glen Phillips declares, “Garrison’s voice goes straight to the gut. She reminds you of what it means to be human.” Mary Chapin Carpenter adds, “She just writes and sings her heart out. In the ‘American Idol’-ized landscape that constitutes today’s music business, she is someone to be thankful for.”
Of her songwriting, Billboard Magazine describes Starr as “the author of affecting, emotion-bearing songs that are clothed in attractive, melodic garb.” That unique melodic sense is the foundation for Starr’s songwriting acclaim and why she’s found such success writing for TV, commercials, and film – where her songs have been featured numerous times.
Her frequent collaborations with other artists have been both in the studio and on stage – Starr has toured with the likes of Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Patty Griffin, Mindy Smith, and Melissa Etheridge (to name a few), logging hundreds of thousands of touring miles across the country and around the world.
In 2016, Starr collaborated with Margaret Cho, producing and performing on her Grammy-nominated album, American Myth. Pulling no punches, Cho paints Starr as “an incredible singer and songwriter and one of the brightest talents that music has ever seen. Artists like her come along once in a millennia, and we are lucky to have her now.”
Most recently, Starr started a “supergroup” with Nashville songwriters Sean McConnell and Peter Groenwald to form My Sister My Brother, who released their debut self-titled EP on March 6, 2020. Rolling Stone called it “a gorgeous, harmony- drenched [record] about partnership and purpose”