Art Carter’s music is full of Americana ‘Texture’

By Patrick Prince

slider-Texture-CoverIndependent artist Art Carter’s new studio album, “Texture,” ticks all the boxes for a complete Americana feel, incorporating rock, blues, country and even gospel into one 15-song CD.

“That’s why I named the album, ‘Texture,'” Carter explains, “because of the different sounds and textures on the album.”

Carter’s voice is a cross between the natural wobble of Neil Young and the comfortable croon of Randy Newman (without the acerbic wit). And for all the talk of texture, it is the clean-spirited blues songs on the album — like “Mighty Mississippi,” “Cold Hearted Woman” and “Friday Night” — that Carter finds his perfect spot.

A lot of has improved since Carter’s debut full-length, 2003’s “Unbound” — songwriting has matured and there is a real fit in the way the electric guitar and fiddle of Jason Roller teams up with many of the vocals and harmonies throughout.

Check it out at www.artcarter.com

About Patrick Prince

Patrick Prince is the Editor of Goldmine

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