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
March 2022 posted by on March 10, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I was teaching guitar to a couple of brothers
last week and said “Have you heard that song..
We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Encanto ? “
The 9 year old replied…”Everyone in the world has
heard that song, the teachers at school play
the Soundtrack everyday !!”
I get it….Latin Music Rocks !!
I wrote it out and can’t get it out of my head.
Good job Mr Miranda !
 
In the meantime….
 
March 2022
 
5 Toasted Barrel Corona evening
11 Private event Whittier evening
12 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
14. Private Event Cucamonga, evening
17 Private event Upland, afternnon
18. Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
19 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
24 Private event Chino afternoon
25 Private event San Dimas afternoon
25 Private event Whittier evening
26.Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
Hope to see you soon
Blessings and Love……….Mark
February 2022 posted by on February 2, 2022

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

“They say it’s your birthday”….The Beatles

I’m celebrating another birthday on February 9
yea, yea, yea,

“All You Need Is Love”…The Beatles

Happy Valentines Day
I will be at the Toasted Barrel on the 12th
All you lovers can start the celebration early
Come out and bring your Valentine
and wish me Happy Birthday !
Romance, Good Food and Music by Mark
How Romantic is that ?

February 2022

4 Private event, Cucamonga evening
5 Toasted Barrel Corona evening
11 Private event Whittier evening
12 Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
14. Private Event Cucamonga, evening
17 Private event Upland, afternnon
18. Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
19 Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
24 Private event San Dimas afternoon
25 Private event Whittier evening
26.Toasted Barrel Corona, evening

Blessings and Love……….Mark

January 2022 posted by on January 9, 2022
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
I hope you and yours had a beautiful holiday season.
Hard to believe we are off and running into a new year.
But here we are !
 
I had a nice Christmas evening with my daughters family.
Abbey is 3 and Jacob is 13 and they could not be closer.
We had a fantastic dinner that my daughter and her husband made.
My son and daughter and thier spouses are all very good cooks
and I have no idea where that came from….but I’m not complaining,
it’s a pretty nice gift at this stage in life.
 
I just finisihed working on a Smooth Jazz single with
Grammy winning producer Paul Brown.
We will be promoting it to radio in June and in the meantime
I will be working on the CD which it will be the lead off track.
So, I’m chipping away at some new music in the home studio
and looking forward to sharing it !!
 
In the meantime my co-write with Paul Brown and Larry Carlton
“Miles and Miles To Go” has ended up
at #20 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz charts…..Grateful !
 
January 2022
 
8. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
14. Private Event Corona. evening
15. Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening
20. Private Event Upland. afternoon
22.Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
29.Toasted Barrel Corona, evening
 
Stop by when you can…
Blessings and Love……….Mark
December 2021 posted by on December 5, 2021
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers
 
Merry Christmas !
 
Got your stockings and mistletoe all hung up ?
Baking cookies for Santa ?
Homemade Tamales anyone ?
Traditions, we all have them.
I’d like to share one of my favorites …
The Mission Inn in Riverside is pretty amazing
and the whole downtown area can be a real joy.
Even though last year was not as festive it was still enjoyable.
Hopefully better this year !
 
Speaking of “Traditions”
here is something I have not been able to do for almost 2 years,
not the best December I’ve ever had……but I’ll take it !
 
 
December 2021
 
2 Private Event Whittier evening
4. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
5. Private Event Long Beach afternoon
11. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
12. Private Event Corona. evening
16. Private Event Upland. afternoon
17. Private Event Whittier evening
18. Toasted Barrel Corona. evening
31. Private Event Upland. afternoon
 
I hope we can all enjoy this season with family, friends, loved ones,
and Traditions New and Old.
May God bless you and yours this Christmas.
Peace……….Mark