Roadhouse Records Announces New Artist Carmin Blinn
She is an R&B Singer from New York city.
New York, New York (PRWE April 30, 2013
Carmin Blinn was born on August 9, 1981, in Maple Ridge, Canada.
Growing up in a small town, Blinn had limited opportunities for the
performing arts, but she never allowed this to restrict her ambitions.
From very early on, Blinn was dedicated and driven, and began piano
lessons at the age of 5. Soon, she was performing in her father’s church
and formed a girls singing group at age 10 called “Forever His.” Over
the next 8 years, they would tour Eastern Canada and the Northeastern
U.S., performing at schools, local television shows, churches, and
charity events. They recorded an independent album in 1998, of which
Blinn wrote and composed original songs.
Blinn proved to be exceedingly talented, and at 16, she entered an
international talent competition in Cincinnati, where she won first
place in the female solo division, as well as the original composition
category, for her song, “Losing my Best Friend.” She also was nominated
“Most likely to succeed” by the judges. She was awarded a full music
scholarship, and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002.
After moving to Philadelphia, Blinn continued to perform her own
music in small venues, and was approached to audition for a
professional funk and soul band called “The Coup.” She performed with
them for the next 4 years, singing lead vocals and covering all kinds
of music from Etta James to Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Donna
Summer. The Coup performed for many black-tie events throughout
historic Philadelphia, and Blinn had the opportunity to work with a
diverse group of very talented musicians and performers. It was then
that she developed her soul-stirring stage presence and unexpected
Blinn moved to NYC in 2006, where she currently resides, and
continues to pursue a career in full-time music. She recently recorded
her first demo, which includes her own original songs, “I wish,” and
“Home,” which showcase both her rich, powerful vocals and delicate
Blinn has been described as one of the few artists who can capture an
old-school emotion and make it feel refreshingly new. She has been
compared as a Alicia Keys-Bonnie Raitt-Sarah McLaughlin infusion, and is
certainly identifiable as a current and unique artist.