“Caryn is creative and diverse in her musical output. When she writes a song, she takes you on a journey into a sonic world unending with melody and rhythm. She is energetic, positive, and will surely capture your soul with her wonderful sound and lyrical precision.”
Inspirer | Singer | Songwriter
"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for." - Ernest Hemingway
Caryn Switaj (pronounced “SWEE-tigh”) is a singer-songwriter who weaves together a unique blend of genres spanning Americana, Folk, Country, Roots, and Old-Time Gospel with her warm, soulful vocals. Her music connects listeners to the land and to the human experience through personal, societal, and historical narratives. There is a common thread that finds its way into all of her songs: a longing for freedom.
Originally from Michigan, Caryn now calls Northern Virginia home. She draws inspiration from spending time in Nature, taking in the beauty of the mountains, forests, and rivers that possess the Appalachian region.
Now 31 years old, Caryn spent her 20s working in professional sports as a media professional, most notably serving as the Boston Bruins’ on-camera host, writer, and reporter, traveling with the team throughout the United States and Canada. She moved South when she felt the strong call to be close to her family in Virginia.
The songstress started intuitively writing songs and poetry in 2017 to help battle grief and anxiety, and quickly realized that she had found her life’s devotion. Starting from scratch (and having never sang for anyone since a 7th grade rendition of “Annie”), she threw herself into the up-and-down adventure of learning her newfound craft, with her faith leading the way.
Though fresh to the music scene around Greater Washington, D.C., her song “True North” was awarded an Honorable Mention for Lyrics in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and she won the Songwriter’s Award in the 2019 Ashburn’s Got Talent Competition.
Her biggest inspirations include Johnny Cash, June Carter, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Ola Belle Reed, and Rhiannon Giddens, to name a few.
Above all, Caryn is driven by her ability to spread Love, Light, and Healing through her music, and to awaken others to living their dreams and living a life of Freedom.
The singer-songwriter is set to release her debut EP in 2020. In the meantime, you can follow her journey on her social media channels (listed below), and sign up for the email list on the homepage to receive exclusive updates.
INSTAGRAM - instagram.com/carynsmusic
FACEBOOK - facebook.com/carynsmusic
YOUTUBE - YouTube Channel