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T.C. Carr is one of Florida's top musical artists. He has earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter. His strong lead vocals and unique harp work demand an audience's attention and he is a fan favorite wherever he plays. T.C. has established himself as one of Florida's best blues and Americana artists. He is one-of-a-kind, truly like nothing you've ever heard!
MUSICAL STYLE: T.C. is a harp master who plays the blues with a passion few can express. Also he has the ability to play a mix of rock, soul, backstreet blues, country and bluegrass. T.C. has an imaginative harp style that changes to fit the time and a passionate vocal style that ranges from gruff blues shouting to soulful crooning. T.C.'s background includes almost as much country as it does blues. He is in great demand for studio work in commercials and to do CD projects. T.C. has shared the stage with such artists as: Big Jack Johnson, Bo Diddley, Bob Margolin, Bruce Hornsby, Charlie Daniels, Chick Willis, Chris Cain, Dickey Betts, Gary Primich, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Buffett, Jon McEwen, Kim Wilson, Lucky Peterson, Mama's Pride, Marshall Tucker Band, Melanie, Mike Pinera, Orleans, Steve Cropper, Steve Tyler, Susan Tedeschi, Vassar Clements and Vince Gill.
HAPPENINGS: The all-acoustic CD by Dickey Betts and Great Southern "The Collectors #1" featuring three cuts with T.C. on harp is currently out-of-print, but is occasionally available through Dickey's web site www.dickeybetts.com and at Amazon.com. T.C. is proud to be a part of this classic CD.
T.C. was featured in the National Geographic film The Body Snatchers. The acting role playing himself as a malaria victim features footage of T.C. and his band playing on Pass-A-Grille beach and in London as T.C. is filmed with the beginning stages of malaria in his home to the brink of death in the hospital. This film brings malaria to the doorstep of America and opens new ground for T.C. as an actor.
T.C. has been recording with Wendy Rich at Panda studio in Clearwater and will be on three cuts of this CD project.
T.C. had a great time at the latest Mad Beach Band Reunion at Treasure Island Beach, performing with long-time friends Pete Merrigan, Lenny Austin, Dave Williamson, Vinnie Seplesky, and Tom Kennedy. T.C. also enjoys performing with internationally known Tom Gribbin and the Saltwater Band, including Dennis Wallace and The Unusual Suspects, featuring members of The Mad Beach Band.