Oak Tree Vintage is proud to debut Carmen Lee, the first face of our Pin-Up T-shirt Contest! She’s a very accomplished young woman and many of you vintage seekers have probably modeled in something you purchased from Big Star Vintage, Carmen Lee’s online store. Big Star Vintage (http://stores.ebay.com/BIG-STAR-VINTAGE) is full of her unique finds; mostly vintage/50s inspired rockabilly pin-up clothing, shoes and accessories.
Carmen Lee, dubbed the Queen of the Hillbilly Crooners, is most well known for fronting her rockabilly/country band ‘Carmen Lee & The Tomorrow River Two’ (www.carmenlee.co). Her unique, dusky vocals and catchy tunes give The Tomorrow River Two their very own style as they pay homage to the 50s/Sun Studio sound of Elvis and Johnny Cash. The group consists of Carmen Lee on vocals, Carmen’s father (whom they just call ‘Orlow’) on vocals and acoustic guitar and Elloitt Abbott on stand-up bass. When it was time to form the trio, Carmen asked her father to be in the group because she had performed with him her whole life. He was in bands when Carmen was young and, in fact, Carmen’s mother used to sit her in the middle of her father’s band practices as a baby if she was fussy, as she was always content around music. And fate intervened when close family friend Elliott Abbott agreed to join the group out of a common love of rockabilly/country music. So began the weekly practices, live gigs and eventually the recording in 2011 of their first album Big Star.
As well as writing and recording the music for her band, Carmen Lee is also a vintage stylist. In her free time she models and does freelance writing for Vintage/Retro Magazines. Carmen Lee embodies everything vintage; the music, the style, the soul, the class and she has the attitude to match. As her hit song ‘Big Star’ says about becoming a success and leaving those who treated you unkind in the dust; “I’m gonna be a big star, now you can shine MY shoes!”.
Why doe’s Oak Tree Vintage LOVE LOVE LOVE Carmen Lee? Beside the fact that she is a beautiful young woman, we love the message that her accomplishments provide her fans. Although a very accomplished woman, Carmen Lee’s sparkling personality invites new fans to fall in love with her style, passions and undeniable charm.
Oak Tree Vintages’ “The Carmen Lee” men’s shirts and women’s tank tops will be available for sale Monday July 16th.