Coffee House LIVE!
February 15 at 7:30pm
“Carter is one of the most successful, if not the best singer-songwriter in Austin.” — Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle
Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter’s list of bona fides is so long, it’s hard to decide which credits to note first. We could start with his first big songwriting score, “Why Get Up?,” heard on the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ breakout album, Tuff Enuff. Then there’s “Crossfire,” the No. 1 hit they wrote with Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans — a.k.a. Double Trouble, the band who backed T-bird Jimmie Vaughan’s little brother, Stevie Ray. Or there’s “Anything Made of Paper,” penned for the West Memphis 3’s Damien Echols, which Carter recorded with pal Johnny Depp and performed on the Late Show With David Letterman.
Carter’s songs have been covered by scores of major artists, from John Mayall and Ruth Brown to Robert Palmer and Waylon Jennings. But Carter has also released several albums of his own, the latest of which is an extremely powerful eponymous solo acoustic record on Forty Below Records. On this tenth release, Carter returns to the very basics of the songs that have built his career. “I firmly believe that a song should stand on its own merits, stripped down and performed with only the tools used to create it in the first place,” says Carter.
For more information, check out: http://www.billcarterandtheblame.com.
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