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About Nancy Carlin Associates...

Nancy Carlin


The agency was started in 1976 when Nancy Carlin started booking other musicians in addition to the group she performed in herself. NCA became an established name in the San Francisco area "casual" market, booking up to twenty weddings and parties a week and the agency represented non-exclusively over 150 performers of all sorts. They booked over 5000 parties and events. The most memorable ones were the big parties, like the Democratic Convention, providing music to entertain Pink Floyd and some of the theme events. In addition to the parties NCA also was the talent buyer for a record-breaking 15 years at TR's, a club whose format included jazz, blues, oldies and R & B. While booking these events, NCA also began booking in the performing arts market, eventually coming to specalize in that area.

About Nancy Carlin

meet Nancy Carlin's receptionist Nancy was the first person to graduate from SUNY Potsdam with a degree in Music History and Literature and went to graducate school at Syracuse University where she became increasingly interested in the music of the Renaissance. A move to California in the early 70s made it possible to switch from reading about early music to actually learning to play the lute (a 13-19 string predecessor of the guitar) and other related instrument - the cittern and orpharion. She went on work for the Lute Society of America as both Microfilm Librarian and Administrator and after a 25 year break has returned as Administrator and Publications Manager.

Nancy also enjoyed working as a sound engineer and mixed sound for live performances with a wide range of groups from Salsa to Eastern European music. She is again president of the Pacific Artists Representatives Consortium, a non-profit group of agents and managers in the San Francisco area. In 1998 and 1999 she was Artistic Director of First Night Martinez and organized fifteen stages of entertainment ranging from community groups to professionals in many styles of music for this annual New Years Eve arts festival. She produced independent showcases at performing arts booking conferences from 2001-2007.

Nancy Carlin Associates
P.O. Box 6499, Concord, CA 94524
phone: 925 / 686-5800

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