January 2023 posted by on January 2, 2023




Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers



Looks like we made it through another one !

December was truly a blur for me but 

happy to be easing into a new year.

Hoping you had some great time with

family and friends



Coming up....



The 50th Anniversary Tour...

(I need a breath here)

I graduated high school in 1973.

By the fall of that year I was playing music

and paying my bills as a working musician.

I will be sharing more stories with you and 

invite you to share yours with me.

So many of you have been with me a long long time.

What a journey its been !!



This year I will release my 4th CD

Some good friends helping out in the

recording of new music and I'm getting excited.

Hopefully by summer  there will be 

some cool tunes in your home !!



I'm still teaching live in West Covina

and on Zoom. Just in case someone you

know got a new guitar for Christmas





January 2023 Solo Shows



4 Private event Cucamonga afternoon

5 Private event Whittier evening

12 Private event Upland afternoon

13 Private event Covina evening

19 Private event San Dimas afternoon

19 Private event Whittier evening





Blessings and Love..........Mark
December 2022 posted by on December 3, 2022

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Another holiday season is here and I’m wishing you all the best with lot’s of family, friends, love, parties and last years fruitcake 🙂

I don’t have any public performances on the books this month but grateful for all the work coming in. Hang in there !

May you and yours be filled with all the blessings this season has to offer !!

December 2022 Solo Shows

1 Private event Whittier evening

2 Private event Cucamonga evening

4 Private event Los Alamitos afternoon

7 Private event Cucamonga afternoon

8 Private event Covina evening

15 Private event San Dimas afternoon

15 Private event Whittier evening

22 Private event La Mirada afternoon

23 Private event Palm Desert evening

28 Private event Brea afternoon

29 Private event San Dimas afternoon

30 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

31 Private event Palm Desert evening

Blessings and Love……….Mark

November 2022 posted by on November 5, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers


Happy Thanksgiving 2022 !
Look's like the cooler weather has arrived...this week :)
What a year...I'm so grateful.

My cup runnith over....
My health is in good shape.
The love of my children and grandchildren
More performance's than I expected
The opportunity to work with a Grammy
winning producer...Thanks Paul Brown 
and good friends ...still talking to me :)

May you and yours be filled with
all the blessings this world has to offer !!

November 2022 Solo Shows

2 Private event Cucamonga afternoon
3 Private event Whittier evening
4 Private event Chino afternoon
10 Private event San Dimas afternoon
10 Private event Cucamonga evening
11 Private event Costa Mesa afternoon
11 Red Cafe Lounge Glendora, evening
12 Private event West Covina afternoon
16 Private event Palm Desert evening
17 Private event Whittier evening
18 Private event Chino afternoon
18 Private event Covna evening
25 Private event  Cucamonga afternoon
30 Private event Palm Desert. afternoon

Blessings and Love..........Mark
October 2022 posted by on October 4, 2022

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Happy Fall 2022 !

Bring on that Cooler weather !

This month is truly one of the craziest but..

I’m not complaining .!!

If you want to catch me the only public gigs

are at the Red Cafe in Glendora CA

October 14 and 28.

Things are changing so hang in there.

October 2022 Solo Shows

1 Private event Glendora evening

3 Private event Indian Wells morning

7 Private event Rancho Cucamonga evening

8 Private event Palm Springs evening

9 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening

13 Private event San Dimas afternoon

13 Private event Covina afternoon

13 Private event Whittier evening

14 Red Cafe Glendora, evening

19 Private event Rancho Cucamonga afternoon

20 Private event Redondo Beach afternoon

27 Private event San Dimas, afternoon

27 Pr ivate event Whittier, evening

28 Red Cafe, Glendora, evening

29 Private event Glendora, evening

31 Private event Chino Hills, morning

31 Private event Covina afternoon

31 Private event Claremont afternoon

Blessings and Love……….Mark

September 2022 posted by on September 6, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

“Everything Must Change”….
in the words of Benard Ighner
(George Benson has a great version)

We say goodbye to the Toasted Barrel at the end
of this month as Ed and Sherry sail off to the island
of retirement. It’s been a good ride for me.
I started there in early 2020 and Ed kept calling me
back all through Covid. A fun job and I will miss it but…
“One door closes and another door opens”
I’ve lived these words for over 40 years and nothing
rings truer in my life.
Blessings and Love to Ed and Sherry and all the Toasted Barrel crew !

Sooooo
Maybe it’s a good time to book your Holiday entertainment ??
It’s happening now !

In the meantime….

September 2022 Solo Shows

1 Private event Whittier, evening
2 Private event Rancho Cucamonga evening
3 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
8 Private event LaMirada, afternoon
9 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
10 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
11 Private event Covina, afternoon
15 Private event Chino, afternoon
15 Private event Whittier, evening
17 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
18 Private event Long Beach, afternoon
22 Privat event Upland, afternoon
23 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
24 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
29 Private event Whittier, evening

Blessings and Love……….Mark
August 2022 posted by on August 1, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I’m so grateful to have a week off in July
and visit my son and his family in Utah.
He’s been up there 8 years now and loves it.
We had a blast with his wife and kids and the
drive was beautiful…Counting my blessings
 
My long time friend Bill Yee has asked me to
bring back the Men In Black Show,
with a Live Band !
So here we go saluting the music of
Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.
Disclaimer:
I don’t look or sound like any of those guys…
but I love their music and it will be a fun night !
 
Men In Black Concert
August 21 2022 7pm
Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church
1850 West Hellman Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
 
In the meantime….
 
August 2022 Solo Shows
 
4 Private event Whittier, evening
5 Private event Rancho Cucamonga evening
6 Private event Whittier, morning
6 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
11 Private event San Dimas, afternoon
12 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
13 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
14 Private event Lake forest, evening
16 Private event Lake Forest, afternoon
18 Private event Whittier, evening
19 Private event Chino, afternoon
20 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
26 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
27 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
Blessings and Love……….Mark
July 2022 posted by on July 7, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
My latest single “Swingtown” is off and running folks !
On June 10 it debuted at #1 on the Smoothjazz.com
Chartbound list.
This week it’s been picked up on 4 more charts
in the Smooth Jazz world.
So it’s kinda fun…..I hope you are enjoying it !
 
In August I have a special show coming up
for my friend Bill Yee in Alhambra.
Some friends will help me honor the music of
Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.
More details next month.
 
In the meantime….
 
July 2022 Solo Shows
 
1 Private event Upland evening
2 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
7 Private event Whittier, evening
8 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
9 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
13 Private event Irvine, afternoon
14 Private event Chino Hills, afternoon
15 Red Cafe Lounge, Glendora, evening
16 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
28 Private event Whittier, evening
29 Private event San Dimas, afternoon
30 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
 
Blessings and Love……….Mark
June 2022 posted by on May 31, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
Happy Fathers Day Dads !
I had a great one and I sure enjoyed
raising my son and daughter.
Nothing as rewarding in my life than seeing
my kids happy and healthy.
 
I’m so excited this month as my next single
“Swingtown” hits Smooth Jazz radio worldwide.
Produced by Paul Brown and featuring pianist
Mark Etheredge.
It will be available on Spotify, iTunes,
AppleMusic and wherever I perform.
 
June 2022 Solo Shows
 
 4 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
 9 Private event Whittier, evening
10 Private event Chino Hills, afternoon
11 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
15 Private event Chino Hills, afternoon
17 Private event San Dimas, afternoon
18 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
19 Private event Covina afternoon
23 Private event Upland afternoon
24 Private event Whittier, evening
25 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
And for all you folks that want to keep those
kids busy for the summer…
I’m still teaching guitar privately in my home studio
and on Zoom. Give me a call.
 
Blessings and Love……….Mark
May 2022 posted by on May 10, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I’m excited to announce the release of a new
Smooth Jazz single dropping next month to radio worldwide.
Swingtown is the title written by
Leon Basquera, Roberto Vally and Paul Brown.
Produced by Paul Brown
and featuring pianist Mark Etheredge.
It will be available on Spotify, iTunes,
AppleMusic and wherever I perform.
Batter Up…..Swingtown !
 
May 2022 Solo Shows
 
6 Private event Claremont evening
7 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
12 Private event Whittier, evening
13 Private event Cucamonga, evening
14 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
17 Private event Upland afternoon
21 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
22 Private event San Fernando afternoon
26 Private event San Dimas afternoon
26 Private event Whittier, evening
28 Private event Newport Beach evening
30 Private event Chino, afternoon
 
And for all you guitar lovers out there….
I’m still teaching guitar privately in my home studio and on Zoom.
Give me a call.
 
Blessings and Love……….Mark
April 2022 posted by on April 1, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
“Were gettin’ the band back together”
It’s been a while and this is a special project
playing mostly music I have composed and recorded
along with a few classic jazz tunes.
 
MARK CARTER AND FRIENDS
Jon Harmann -Keys
Felix Nunez-Bass
Billy Haarbauer-Drums
Mark Carter-Guitar
 
Sunday April 10 Noon -3 pm
The Red Lounge Cafe
222 N Glendora Ave.
Glendora CA
 
I hope you can make it out !
 
April 2022 Solo Shows
 
 1 Private event Whittier evening
 2Toasted Barrel Corona evening
 7 Private event Chino afternoon
 8 Private event Whittier evening
 9 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
10 Red Lounge Glendora afternoon
14 Private event Upland, afternnon
15 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
16 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
17 Private event Rancho Cucamonga afternoon
23Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
24 Private event Chino afternoon
28 Private event San Dimas afternoon
29 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
30 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
Blessings and Love……….Mark