Kicking off our Wednesday, we have an amazing new track by Andrew Carter who is back with the music video for his touching music video for “Six Thousand Miles.” The video follows Andrew and his peers as we get to watch some of the most happiest and trivial moments in his personal and touring life.
Andrew Carter’s self-tilted debut release brims with guitar-driven rocking country with a decidedly Southern accent, strong songs, kickin’ rhythms and passionate performances. A true son of the south who was born in Jacksonville, FL and grew up on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. He makes music that brings to mind such iconic Dixie rockers as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes, Georgia Satellites and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’. His sound also echoes The Rolling Stones (Carter’s favorite band) and Neil Young & Crazy Horse while at the same time reflects his love for classic country.
Starting out as a drummer, Carter honed his chops playing in a garage band started by his older brother and his pals. “That’s really where I built my fundamentals as far as how you put songs together, playing a bunch of covers of other people’s stuff. That garage for me was music college,” he says. He later began performing in clubs with other bands, and took up guitar and writing songs. Andrew’s music business experience includes time on tour in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s road crew and playing guitar and keyboards in Starfish & Coffee, the band started by Ross Childress, former lead guitarist and co-songwriter in the hit multimillion selling band Collective Soul. They were awarded Best New Top 40 Group by New Music Weekly during Carter’s run with the project.
His home recordings led Carter to launch a one-man with computer pop-dance act called Masseyvibe that he performed as in clubs around the Southeast. A move to Nashville, however, brought him back to his roots as he began working on a recording project with his housemate Merc, singer and bassist in the rising Music City rock band The Bumbs. Carter’s Southern musical soul began to emerge in his songs. He spent a year honing them in the Nashville clubs backed by The Bumbs. Then they cut this album live in the studio, capturing a palpable energy and passion that drives its 11 songs.
“I think it’s a pretty good album,” Carter says with an “aw shucks” kind of pride. He’s already got a new pile of tunes ready for the next one, and building a studio to record it plus pulling a band together back in Jacksonville. And out on the road playing solo acoustic shows.
“I like what I’m doing, and I want to reflect that when I get onstage,” he enthuses. “I’m a guy who really likes to perform for people and put on a show, bring the party onto the stage.” For fans of real rock with a Dixie country twang, Andrew Carter delivers the goods big time.