Carlin Tripp is a laid back folk rocker drawing from a life spent roaming this great country, seeking out rare experiences and making new friends along the way. Now settled in Boston, he devotes his time to being a stay at home dad and touring musician. His songs reflect on love lost, love found and the trials and joys we all face in our day to day existence. He is known for capturing audiences with his melodic and optimistically toned voice, intimate lyrics and gripping stage presence.

Tripp has played some of Massachusetts’ premier venues including Paradise Rock Club, the Spire Center for the Arts, The Burren Backroom Series, and the Narrows Center for the Arts. He has opened for nationally touring acts Strangefolk, Rik Emmett, Vance Gilbert, The Suitcase Junket, Young Frontier and Jason Myles Goss. 

He was the winner of the first annual Spire Open Mic Challenge (2015) and has been nominated for awards such as "Breakthrough Artist of the Year", “Male Performer of the Year” and “Album of the Year” by Limelight Music Awards (2015).

Tripp will release his new EP, “The Shape of the Island,” recorded at the Great North Sound Society, in April 2018. 


Past Performances

Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA

Club Passim, Cambridge MA

The Spire Center for the Arts, Plymouth MA

The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River MA

Fete Music Hall, Providence RI

Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA

The Burren, Somerville MA

Plough And Stars, Cambridge MA

Gratitude Festival

Onset Music Festival

Hedge House Concert Series

Has Opened For


The Suitcase Junket

Young Frontier

Vance Gilbert

Rik Emmett

Jason Myles Goss

Paul Bielakowitz