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Based out of Washington, DC, Carly Harvey combines Blues, Jazz, Soul and Americana roots styles to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. In July 2018, Carly was featured in Big City Blues Magazine as one of the youngest Blues artists to watch.

Carly is a Three-time D.C. Blues Society Battle of the Bands Winner and was proclaimed D.C.'s Queen of the Blues in 2016 by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio. Her band, Kiss & Ride represented Washington D.C. in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January of 2019 where they advanced to the semi-finals.

​In 2021, Carly was nominated 7 times and won the WAMMIE award for Best Blues Artist/Band.


Carly is a Tsalagi and Tuscarora descendant and it is her belief that Blues not only comes from the African American experience but is actually directly influenced by Indigenous American Minor Pentatonic Melodies and Stomp Dance Songs. She occasionally offers master classes to educate people about the music that gives her so much pride in her Afro-Indigenous heritage.

Kiss & Ride

is a high energy blues ensemble lead by Carly Harvey. This project is intended to extend blues to younger audiences and bridge the age gap between blues aficionados by combining current music with blues arrangements in the same set with blues standards, blues funk, soul and some original music too.










 Listen to Carly's Latest release - Human Too




 -Kiss & Ride Vol. 1 has had its first stellar review by peter "Blewzzman" Lauro

 check it out Here! Kiss & Ride Vol. 1 review

 -Carly is so grateful and thankful to her following for supporting her music and various projects through the years.  <<<<>>>>

2021 wammie award winner

best blues artist

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