April 2014 posted by on April 4, 2014
Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

“April in ….Covina” (Count Basie)
…..or somethin’ like that !

Mark your calendars friends…..
The Mark Carter Project returns to
Shoreline Village in Long Beach
Sunday  May 25 2-5 p.m.
My fantastic  5 piece band will be playing
the music  I composed for my CD’s.
A great band of Sax, Keys, Bass, Drums
and Guitar.
We’re talking Funky Jazz, Ice Cream,
and Sunshine…..baby !

…And here’s this months calendar
(except Saturday April 5
I will be playing a private event.)

Wednesday’s 7-10 pm
Corleone
12056 Paramount Blvd.    Downey 90242
562-861-9393

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr.      Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provincia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s it for now.
Hope to see you soon.
Blessings…..Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

March 2014 posted by on March 12, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Man, this year is flying by,
and work is a keepin’ me busy.
But I had some time the past few weeks to
spend with my grown children and their families.
Always good to find that kind of time,
as I watch my family grow.

Musical Influences…..
The great Wes Montgomery
was born March 6 1923.
A huge part of my life and music.
I think about him every year at this time.
I was 13 years old when an older brother
gave me a copy of his LP  “Tequila”
………Life changing.
A Jazz Guitar Masterpiece !
Check it out sometime, it’s worth the drive.

And speaking of drives…..

The Mark Carter World Tour 2014

Wednesday’s 7-10 pm
Corleone
12056 Paramount Blvd.    Downey 90242
562-861-9393

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr.      Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provincia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s it for now.
Thanks so much for all your support .
Blessings…..Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

February 2014 posted by on February 6, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Do you remember February 9 1964 ?
I was celebrating a birthday when the
Beatles came on the Ed Sullivan Show
50 years ago…….Mercy !

Do you remember The Everly Brothers ?
They influenced so, so many,
including The Beatles.
So, I’m going back to the roots..

ONE SHOW ONLY
Saluting….. The Everly Brothers
Feb 16  2014   7:00 p.m.
Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church
1850 W Hellman Ave. Alhambra 91803
626-284-3229

Wednesday night gig alert !
this month in beautiful Downey CA.
Valentines Day is around the corner so…..
join me at either Corleone or Bistro Provincia.
I’ll be the King of Romance next week.

Wednesday’s 7-10 pm
Corleone
12056 Paramount Blvd.    Downey 90242
562-861-9393

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr.      Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

Thanks so much for all your support !
…..Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

January 2014 posted by on January 10, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Happy New Year !!
(Better late than never ?)

Just wanting to say Hi to everyone after
the busy holidays. I hope yours went well.
Mine were busy, filled with work and family.
On to a new year…

Its Jan 10 and I’ve already recorded 12 tunes
for 2 different songwriters.
9 tunes for another producer
and 3 tunes I’m producing.
A nice variety of Rock, Metal,
Latin and Reggae. Good Tunes !
Counting my Blessings.

Let the 2014 World Tour begin…

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s it for now
Stop on by when you can.
Peace and Love…….Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

November 2013 posted by on October 30, 2013

 

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Happy Thanksgiving !

I’m feeling awfully grateful….
This year mark’s my 40th year
as a working musician in So Cal.
It’s been a great ride with plenty of
peaks and valleys. Yet still, NOTHING
rock’s my boat like standing in front
of people and playing the guitar.
I’m praying for 40 more and
counting my blessings.

As the 2013 World Tour continues…

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Wednesday          November 6       7-11 pm
The Royal Cut
2345 S. Grove Ave.     Ontario 91761
909-947-3322

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

Thanks for all your support
I Hope to see you soon.
……..Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

October 2013 posted by on October 4, 2013

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

How was that summer fun  ??
Mine are always busy with extra performances
and this one was not much different…
Counting my blessings !

So here we are in October and I’m ready to
catch my breath for a little bit. I will spend
some time with the kids and their
families and enjoy a few days off.

BUT…..  A new project awaits….
I have a 5 inch binder full of lyrics
that is being converted into PDF’s
for my new iPad. Away with the paper.
FYI…..
There is another 5 inch binder
in my brain, and yet another one I have
forgotten over the years :)
Soooo…Come visit my new iPad !!

Thanks for all your support ..
Blessings…..Mark

My Weekly Solo Schedule.

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

September 2013 posted by on September 6, 2013

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Hot Fun in the City ….
I can’t remember a hotter summer in LA !
But, Thank God there’s always music,
to carry us away to a palm tree by the beach.
And If you can’t hit the beach,
here’s a couple of ways to beat the heat …

Manny & Veronica at the
Bistro Provencia have came up with a Fantastic evening
featuring 5 Wines and 5 Dishes for a special price.
Please give them a call for the details.
ONE NIGHT ONLY…..Monday September 5 2013

My good friend Bill Yee has asked me
to do another mini tribute to Pop Superstars.
I think we are gonna have a fun time honoring
the music of Neil Diamond, Johnny Rivers,
and The Ventures !!

ONE SHOW ONLY !
Sunday September 22 2013 6- 8 pm
Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church
1850 W Hellman Ave. Alhambra 91803
626-284-3229

And my Weekly Solo Schedule……

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s about it for now
Thanks again for all your support ..
Mark

August 2013 posted by on August 7, 2013

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Music Legends…..
There have been so many, giving so much.

LAST CALL:
The Mark Carter Project will be the opening act for
music legend Steve Tyrell on Aug. 23 2013
at the Coach House in Capistrano.
We will be playing the music I composed and
recorded on my CD’s, a mix pop with jazz .
Like a good bowl of soup for the soul .
I hope you can make it.
The tickets are $35 for both shows and
Call me and I wil get them to you .

And speaking of soul food…
just sitting here reflecting on Mr. George Duke
This week God called him home.
A legend in contemporary jazz & pop.
His piano playing and producing touched so many.
I was able to see him last year at the Hollywood Bowl
with Marcus Miller and David Sanborn.
What a great show !!
R.I.P. George Duke you gave this world so much.

And my Weekly Solo Schedule……

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s about it for now
Thanks again for all your support…
Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

July 2013 posted by on July 10, 2013

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

How was that July 4th celebration?

I performed for a dinner dance at a private country club.
Featured on the menu was…
Mark’s Fried Chicken.. a first for me.
Great crowd and we had a fun time ,
and the chicken was pretty good  too !

This month, I’ll be celebrating my son’s daughter’s first
birthday and looking forward to spending time with family.
Happy 1st birthday Louisa !

If you are looking for great food and music
please stop by the Bistro Provencia.
A totally great new spot here in Covina.
The food and service are the best !

Just a reminder:
The Mark Carter Project will be the opening act for
music legend  Steve Tyrell on Aug. 23 2013
at the Coach House in Capistrano.
The tickets are $35 for both shows and
I have a few left to sell. Hope you can make it

And my Weekly  Solo Schedule……

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

Thanks again for all your support !!
I hope to see you soon……Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

June 2013 posted by on June 7, 2013

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

The Mark Carter Project will be the opening act for
music legend  Steve Tyrell on Aug. 23 2013
at the Coach House in Capistrano.
Steve has a new CD that just hit #2
on the Billboard charts.
The tickets are $35 for both shows and
I have a few to sell. I’ve been told it will be a sell out show.
If you are interested send me a note or give me a call.
It’s going to be a Great night of music .
Hope you can make it

And don’t forget Father’s Day this year
I will be at the Bistro Provencia
Reservations are a must !

And my Weekly  Solo Schedule……

Thursday’s 6-9 pm
Friendly Hills Country Club (Members Only)
8500 Villaverde Dr. Whittier 90605
562-698-0331

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6-10 pm
Bistro Provencia
127 S. Citrus Ave     Covina 91723
626-966-2288

That’s it for now !
I hope to see you soon.
Mark

mcpgtrtrax@aol.com
www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686