Former Logger Tries His Hand at Country Music

Northwest Coast Magazine, Fall 2008

Carl Wirkkala would love to make a splash on the country music scene. But if it happens, it will be on his terms.

The 33-year-old Castle Rock resident has written nearly 200 songs – a handful of which are currently being considered by publishers and producers – and released four albums. His sound is a combination of blues, folk, and old-school country. Something you might hear if Johnny Cash and Buzz Martin sat down to jam with Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman. Continue reading Former Logger Tries His Hand at Country Music