November 2014 posted by on November 6, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Thanksgiving….Thankful !

My children…now adults raising their own families.
Everyone is healthy and happy……Thankful

Work….has been good this year. Some recording, lots of teaching and people keep coming back to hear me sing and play…….Thankful

Church….Watching a pastor retire and people pray together for new leadership and prayers answered …….Thankful

My son ask me today , what I’ve learned as a father.
I said it’s alot like music……the lessons never end.

Hoping you have a beautiful Thanksgiving

…….Mark

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

October 2014 posted by on October 10, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Guitar Geekin 101

I love all kinds of guitar playing
and all kinds of guitar players.
I was recently reading a interview with
Brian Setzer of the Stary Cats fame.
When he was growing up he said his family
could not afford lunch money and his mom packed his lunch.
But they found $5 a week for guitar lessons !
The power of music.

I often think about my first lessons from my
grandfather who was a guitar teacher in Tulsa Ok.
We never know where the road leads in this life.
Truth is, I’m still enjoying the view and the people
I meet along the way. I hope you are too..
See you on the tour

Hope to see you soon
Blessings…….Mark

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

September 2014 posted by on September 7, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

“See you in September
See you when the summers through”
……The Tempos……(and others)

Man, this summer just flew by,
But in a good way !
Lot’s of gigs, a few sessions
and lots of young students on a new
journey with music & guitars.
Watch out folks…..The next generation cometh !

Hope to see you soon
Blessings…….Mark

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

August 2014 posted by on August 8, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

” Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty”
……Lovin Spoonful

Just a quick hello folks ,
Hope everyone is enjoying summer 2014.
Turn off that BBQ and join me for great food and music.
Come on now….When was the last time you spent an
evening in Downey, Covina or ye even …Whittier ??

Blessings…….Mark

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

July 2014 posted by on July 8, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

” In the summertime, when the weather is high
you can stretch right up and touch the sky.”
…….Mungo Jerry

I hope you and your family
are enjoying this time of year,
a great time for BBQ’s and road trips.
Friends often tell me that my CD’s are
the perfect soundtrack !
So stop by this month for my annual
“July Extravaganza”
Mark Carter CD’s just $5 EACH !!!
You can preview them on iTunes if you
like and catch the vibe !

Here’s my schedule this month…

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

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

www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

June 2014 posted by on June 3, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Happy Father’s Day
Here’s to all the Dad’s out there !
Hoping you have a great day.
I’ll be with my son and his family.
Changing diapers …and guitar strings !

And now that summer has arrived
its time to wax up my Mustang, head to the beach
and enjoy that beautiful California sun ….surf’s up !!

Here’s my schedule this month except for
June 7 & 28 (private events)

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

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

www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

May 2014 posted by on May 7, 2014

Dear Friends, Fans, and Music Lovers

Happy Mother’s Day !
I will be playing your favorite
Mother’s Day request this year at the
Bistro Provincia in Covina.
Reservations are in order.
We love you mom’s,so come enjoy
the great food and music

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.
Sax, Keys, Bass, Drums and Guitar.
We’re talking Funky Jazz, Ice Cream,
and Sunshine…..baby !

And my weekly adventures continue…

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

www.Markcarterproductions.com
(626)336-8686

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