Carolyn Arends is the quintessential Indie acoustic artist. With a guitar and her signature vocal stylings, she captures pictures life and truth in her words and music. Carolyn broke into the CCM scene in 1995 with her first album, "I Can Hear You," and promptly captured musical and faithful hearts with her signature songs "Seize the Day" and "Reaching," In her two-decade musical career, she has released twelve albums, with fifteen top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has been honored musically with two Dove Awards (US), three Juno Nominations (Canada), and recognition as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year.
For Anselm LIVE! with Carolyn Arends, Carolyn will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist, performer, and recording artist Spencer Capier. Spencer has played on hundreds of albums, recording in Vancouver, LA, and Nashville, and has recently begun producing albums as well. Spencer's varied style on multiple acoustic instruments, and his vocal accompaniment, helps tell the stories of Carolyn's songs with a full and blended acoustic sound.
Carolyn Arends has released 11 albums and is the author of 3 critically-acclaimed books. 15 of Arends’ songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year.
Arends has Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Regent College and a B.A. in Psychology and English from Trinity Western University. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband Mark, and their two children, Benjamin and Bethany. In addition to her busy concert and speaking schedule, she is a college instructor and columnist.