Wednesday, December 23, 2009
You might say that Pat Carr is a world famous blues artist.
My CDs have sold in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
My songs are played worldwide on many internet radio stations.
PWCarr Music gets around 450 visitors a day.
This is my invitation to click some links on this page and decide for yourself.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Pat's songs are stories of life experiences told from a unique perspective, often with his characteristic dry wit. They often cross genres and are as diverse as the influences that inspired them: from the gospel blues of Blind Willie Johnson to New Orleans soul; from Delta blues and hard-edged Texas blues to bluegrass and country.
Pat's new CD "Some Kind of Blues" contains 13 tracks of electric and acoustic blues and some rootsy blues-rock. Check the PWCarr Music website for more info.
"hot, biting guitar licks"
"excellent, strong vocal"
"solidly crafted in the classic blues vein"
"Swamp feel...clean, excellent lead guitar playing"
"great evocation of classic sound"
"memorable songs...powerful and sincere lyrics"
Blues Road review of Some Kind of Blues
Pat Carr makes "handmade" Blues. He comes from Colorado (USA), and I probably would never have become acquainted with him if he had not found BluesRoad and often been a guest on the radio. However, that is not the reason why I would like to recommend the CD to you. One senses from each note he plays his love for this music.
You can kick back and enjoy. No Kracher or Bluesrockknaller, rather simply a disk you can fall in love with. On P.W.'s homepage or his MySpace site you can hear a few examples.
--Shenandoe, Blues Road Newsletter, July 27, 2007
GarageBand review of "Evil Evil"
Smoooooooth! I love the sound of a real horn in a blues mix! You had me from the intro. The vocalist is a dead ringer for Robert Cray. The song is in his style but better due to the sax which played tasteful pentatonic licks. I was about to say the song just needed some tasteful guitar to make it whole, when to my pleasure, one broke in at the 3:30 mark. This song is as good as it gets as far as I am concerned and I will be looking for more from this band. Man, even the vocal arrangements were spot on.
Well Done! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Melody, Mood, Originality, Grooviest Rhythm.
--GarageBand.com review, Feb., 2007
FatCat Radio review of "Put Yourself In My Place"
"Put Yourself in My Place" - I love the gritty, acoustic sound of this song. I really like how Pat's vocals and those of the female in the song play off of each other. This song is a recent addition to the Indigo Lounge and I really enjoy it. Congratulations to Pat Carr! Your song "Put Yourself in My Place" - has earned: The FatCat Featured Song of the Week!
--Jen, FatCat Radio, Mar., 2007
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Everybody has the blues sometimes. Everyone has lost a job or loved one. But you have to live through some hard times to know the blues. It doesn't matter what color you are. Woody Guthrie had the blues. My grand-daddy had the blues.
I know a little bit about the blues and a little bit about just trying to make it. I've worked the pouring line in a steel mill in the heat of summer, breathing black steel dust with hot steel rolling down my back. I've shoveled mud, and cleaned out barges on the Mississippi. I've lost a lot of jobs and a lot of women, good and bad.
I hitch-hiked out of New Orleans with nothing but an old suitcase and my guitar. I've been on the road and had to go into places and ask if I could play a few songs just to get a meal. I know what it's like to have to get food stamps and go sell blood to make $5.
I've narrowly escaped death more times than I want to remember.
I lived in the Delta, just across the levee from the Mississippi. I've been sucked out into the river and swallowed the Mississippi mud. I've not only been deep down in the Delta, I've had the Delta deep down in me.
So ask me if I think a white boy can sing the blues.