Caryn was bitten by the performance bug at birth. As a three-year-old, Caryn would regularly be found atop the living room coffee table, singing for whoever would stop to listen. In high-school, musicals were her love as she often performed in several shows a year, including standards such as Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Pajama Game, Finnian’s Rainbow, and The Sound of Music, as well as many original plays with original scores.
After college, Caryn began taking voice lessons—training as a classical soprano on the upper west side of Manhattan. Yet Broadway still called. Caryn soon landed the part of Lucy in an off-off Broadway production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.
Paying the rent, however, took precedence. Caryn took 15 years off to establish a career as a journalist and start a family, during which time she discovered an appreciation for (gasp!) country music, and its roots. It was ultimately the voice of her Grandma Rose—”So, Caryn, how’s the singing going?”—that drove Caryn to admit to her work friend Belinda that she, too, enjoyed singing.
Today, Caryn does not sing soprano—on the contrary, she almost always takes the lowest of the ladies’ three-part harmonies. And Caryn now writes her own songs: some funny, some serious, yet all reflecting the realities of life. Caryn is grateful to have found her second family that is Dead Men’s Hollow. She is thrilled and honored to be writing, performing, and experiencing profound joy with such a warm, loving, and talented group of musicians.