Every traveling musician has his or her own stories of the road, and Bill Carter is an enchanting New Mexico songwriter and singer!
These are some of the songs I wrote in my truck.
For Bill Carter, the greatest thrill as a musician is to figure out the most obscure elements of a piece of music and then offer it up to an un suspecting, yet appreciative, audience.
They think they know what they’ll hear when
They see a guy in Levis and a flannel shirt…
And then I surprise ‘em…
In this, his first CD after 20 years of encouragement from local fans, we get to experience that same appreciation.
In Heavens Just a Dance, he explores the passion of a first meeting. Then, he shares the longing of a distant love in Message on the Moon. And just when you think you understand what Bill’s music is all about, you feel the country and Latin influences in Angel in a Coupe de Ville or Don’t Lead Me On – two toe-tapping honky-tonk treats, and the lilting melody and conga beat of Sweet Nadine. But the emotions that haunt the listener – strangely first invoked by the music and then enhanced by the lyric – long after Room with a Window has ended, prove that Bill can “surprise ‘em” with his own compositions.