Gypsy Butterfly's Music

My music is from the soul of who I am. 

Inspiration can come at any time, and it's usually something memorable that will trigger a new melody inside of me. 

I am so thankful for having music in my life - and to be able to express myself using this gift.  It enables me to share with you these little treasures I've written over the past few years of my life.

Thank you for listening.

Purchase music from CD Baby. Listen (Stream) to Carly's music at Spotify, Apple Music and others.

MP3s and other downloads are available from sites such as Amazon, iTunes and others around the world. Higher quality ("lossless") downloads are available at Bandcamp.



Reaching Deep

Reaching Deep is the latest single/release.

My message to the world... 

Reach deep into your soul 
Discover the true essence of "being" 
And experience "Love Unconditional" 

Shanti Om, 
Gypsy Butterfly )i( 

Produced by Simon Budd 
Flute: Frank Parsons 
Guitar, Percussion: Simon Budd

Released Mar 20, 2013

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Whispers of My Heart

Whispers of My Heart is the latest full album by Carly Thomas, aka Gypsy Butterfly. It includes 8 new songs, and 3 pop/dance remixes from previous records, giving the album a unique sonic and musical twist.

Fans will immediately recognize the signature Gypsy Butterfly sound throughout, yet there is a distinct blend of styles that sets this album apart from her previous records. Produced once again by frequent collaborator, Trance Blackman - who performed all the instruments and background vocals - Whispers of My Heart continues and expands on Carly's musical, emotional, and spiritual journey.

The record opens with the inspirational "Believe", previously released as a single. The song was revised slightly for this album. The rest follow with Carly's personal, powerful moments, gleaned from soul searching, life experience, and the natural side effects of going deeply within. Spiritual insights, meaningful messages, and romantic reverence delicately infuse each song, carried on the ever-present theme and foundation of love.

Photo Credit: Vlado Forgac (; Design: Trance Blackman

Released Nov 1, 2009

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When you look at a picture, you see the one thing that seems to stand out more prominently. But, if you spend time looking at that picture, you will begin to see so much more than your initial view. When you look long enough and in using different angles, you begin to see things you didn't see at all when you first looked.

It is the same with Life. We have experiences that initially look as though they are about the one thing that stands out. Though if you look beyond that you will see there is so much more there.

Believe was written about a personal experience and it is about having faith and belief that there is more to the story than what first meets the eye.

Released 10/2008

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Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses encompasses ten songs, including updated versions of "Angel of the Morning", and the romantic single "Little Piece of Heaven". The remaining selections are all new, with a distinct blend of country-pop, added to the acoustic, and classic folk-pop Gypsy Butterfly.

In her own words:

The journey began with "Feel Me", (a 'Song from Beyond') a song of love for a grieving mother's heart.

A touch from Travis (who was also a musician) gave me the inspiration to write new songs.

Love songs began to flow out of me starting with "You Are My Everything", written for my son and his fiancée for their wedding day. Next came the "Songs from Within", the beauty and the challenges of love relationships...

Included is a special song I wrote for my Dad, "In My Father's Arms".

Butterfly Kisses is a gift for all who have a special place in my heart. It's an amazing journey!!!

live & love life,

Released 05/2008

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Beyond the Chrysalis (EP)

Trapped in a world that haunted me, I stayed within the confines of my cocoon. It has been years of struggle to break free and emerge from the Chrysalis, experiencing all that life has for me. This new EP is part of the new direction on my path. - GB

Beyond the Chrysalis painting by Erin Cooper.

Released 2006

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Movin' On (EP)

The EP with 4 powerful, moving songs, including Fire in My Soul, Miracle (part of the "Females on Fire" CD Compilation), Movin' On and a live acoustic recording of In the Mirror.

Released 2004

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Diversity... Now

Naturally, an artist's work is never done. We updated a few songs, added alternate versions and 'completed' a few with a slight tweak here and there.

The song "Mask" is featured on the CD compilation "The Goddess Within" while "Friends Forever" is featured as part of a campaign called Artists Healing Families.

Visit the Diversity... Now website for more details, stories and reviews.

Released 2004

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Diverse Inspirations eBook

Diverse Inspirations (PDF - Free Reader software here, or here) is a companion booklet for the Diversity... Now album. It's was designed to accompany the album and songs, to expand on the thoughts and themes from that music.

Free download (PDF)

Strange Daze (EP)

The first collaboration with Trance Blackman as an album, Strange Daze, featuring a remake of the classic "Angel of the Morning".

Released in 2003

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And, finally, the full album was complete. Diversity was released in March, 2003. After working hard on Friends Forever, and completing Focus, it was a welcomed milestone to get this album done!

Released 03/2003

Focus (EP)

Focus was released shortly before Diversity was completed - in December of 2002. An EP to prelude and promote Diversity which came out in March, 2003.

Released in 2002

Friends Forever

GB's first recorded single, Friends Forever. She dedicated this recording to those who come together during crisis. Look for the song on the Diversity... Now album. It's a fan favourite.

Released in 2002

Compilations & Special Causes

Chill Out Acoustic
International Edition, Vol. 1 (2008)

...featuring Gypsy Butterfly's "In the Stillness", from her Beyond the Chrysalis album - Part of QuickStar Productions ongoing compilation releases.

listen - more info - buy: iTunes, Amazon

Females on Fire, Vol. 1

...featuring Gypsy Butterfly's "Miracle" - The Females on Fire Compilation CD series celebrates talented female artists from around the world, delivering songs in a tapestry of different genres & styles of music dedicated to messages empowering femininity, human equality, love, communication and vitality.

Review by: Anna Maria Stjärnell - Collected Sounds, Sweden

This compilation of female artists was put together by Gilli Moon. This two-cd set represents a large amount of gifted women. There are plenty of musical styles here, but there's a slight preference for folk and rock. No metal or jazz appears here, but this way it's a more stylistic whole. It's impossible to mention all the tracks here, so I'll just highlight some favorites.

The fragile-voiced That Girl Laura occupies a space between Sundays and Heather Nova. Trysette's "Give it up" is a funky track with a soulful vocal. It sounds commercial enough to be a hit. Red 7's "Story About a Friend" is a folksy little gem. The singer's calm, clear voice stands out. Gypsy Butterfly's "Miracle" is a lovely song with a slightly exotic style. The singer has a nice husky voice and the backing is spirited.

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The Goddess Within

...featuring Gypsy Butterfly's "Mask" - The Goddess Within CD is a benefit compilation. Profits from the sale of the CD will help fund women's shelters, programs and batterer treatment programs.

The album features 31 talented independent artists from across the U.S. and Canada (various genres).

more info - buy: CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes

Music is healing  Music is... my language of love to the world.

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