Our second audio podcast episode features Austin’s own Steve Carter.
Steve, like many talented Austin musicians, deserves fame and fortune. Steve is understated, sincere and one helluva of singer songwriter. Steve graciously subjected himself to the AAG treatment and was kind enough to visit with us and let us follow him around at his gigs and stick various audio and video equipment in his face. Here at AAG, we love us some Steve Carter!
About Steve Carter: Steve relocated to Austin from Baltimore in 1979 and has performed with such popular reggae bands as The Lotions and Pressure. Steve has written a slew of sublime country songs and has sold over 400,000 copies of his CDs in Norway, earning him gold, platinum and double platinum CDs. His songs have been covered on 28 CDs and he is well respected among Austin and European songwriters.
Steve Carter’s country band, Stop The Truck, has toured Europe many times and his reggae band, the Mau Mau Chaplains, was featured on the main stage at Auditorium Shores during the 2005 SXSW music festival and plays yearly at the Austin Reggae Festival.
Steve also plays with Freddy Powers, Sonny Throckmorton, Michael Ballew (bassist) and has written over 46 songs with Erik Moll (Norwegian-American bassist and singer songwriter). Through Freddy he has played with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Merle and Doug Colosio gave Steve their unreleased, song “Since I Gave Up Cigarettes” for his 1st solo CD and Merle sings with Steve and Moe Monserrat (Stop the Truck/Mau Mau Chaplains-lead vocalist/bassist) on the new 20 song Freddy Powers Tribute CD Legacy:The Songs of Freddy Powers. It was produced by Steve and Ed Ferguson.
Steve has also played with Will Taylor and Strings Attached, teenage fiddle sensation Ruby Jane, Tony Airoldi’s Gypsy Jazz Trio, Trish Bales and Michael Ballew, Texas singer-songwriter. Steve has played many Texas gigs with Michael as well as 3 European tours.
In this podcast, Steve plays a few songs and pontificates on everything from smoking pot with Bob Marley to writing the theme song for a porn video. Sex, drugs and rock and roll baby! What more do you want?
Enjoy the podcast!