Carter-Grammy nominated performers locally

Grammy nominated performers playing locally Richard Carter I had the opportunity to interview blues-y singer songwriter Marcia Ball last Thursday and had a great time. She’s recently been nominated for the fifth time for a Grammy and will know if her new album, produced by Gary Nicholson, will receive best blues album this February. By…

Carter: drums, drums, drums

Drums, drums, drums Richard Carter I am happy to announce that the Black and White show Saturday night at Backdoor Theatre sold out. It’s a great sign for horn music in town and a great sign for the Backdoor. The live music program that the theater does with local bands is good for the theater,…

Carter: “Breakfast of Champions”

Breakfast of Champions Richard Carter Sadly one of the area’s more interesting groups, Breakfast of Champions, is recording something right now before their breakup. Drummer Clint Thorman is preparing to move, so guitarist and singer Caleb Brantley told me that that would be the band’s last hurrah. The group is rounded out by bassist Mack…

Carter: “The Beauty of Soundchecks”

The Beauty of Soundchecks Richard Carter Anyone who has read my blog for some length of time knows how much I enjoy hanging out and listening to musicians do soundchecks before their club dates. After the mics get set up for vocals, or during that time, the musicians will goof off playing some great old…

NFL Wild Card playoffs

Two teams without a lot of recent sucess kicked off the 2011-12 NFL playoffs. The pick-6 at the end of the first half of Andy Dalton may not have been the deciding points, but it turned everything the Texans’ way for the second half.  I liked the Bengals by a hair coming in, but didn’t…

Carter: Best of 2011 pt. 2

Part 2 of best of 2011 Richard Carter Here were some posts that I thought were were repeating, as they were some good happenings locally. Jessie Brashear Long-time area drummer Jessie Brashear had a blood clot removed from his head earlier this week after experiencing an extreme headache while playing on stage. I spoke with…