July 2023 posted by on July 11, 2023

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Lot’s of private gigs this month folk’s

Sooooooo it’s Story Time …

I’m a long time Tom Scott fan !

I saw him back in the 70’s at Cal State Fullerton

I bought his LA Express records and dug his playing.

Check out his name in Wiki.

Back in 2008 he saluted the great Cannonball Adderley

The same year I got a call to take my band

and play my music at a private party in Bel Air CA.

It was some party !! When the live Llamas arrived for

the kids petting zoo,…well, you get the picture.

So the band plays a set and we take a break

and I put on Tom Scott’s new release for break music.

I walk over to the bar and who is standing there

Tom Scott ! We talked and later the host asked me if

Tom could play a couple of tunes….

We were honored…What a treat for everyone !!

I just saw Tom again this past weekend at a Jazz Club

He’s still burnin’ it up…….Great Scott !!

July 2023 Solo Shows

2 Private event Glendora evening

3 Private event Covina afternoon

4 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

4 Private event San Dimas afternoon

6 Private event La Mirada afternoon

6 Private event Whittier evening

13 Private event Upland early afternoon

13 Private event Upland late afternoon

14 Private event Chino afternoon

19 Private event Cucamonga afternoon

20 Private event San Dimas afternoon

20 Private event Whittier evening

21 Private event Redondo Beach afternoon

26 Private event Brea afternoon

27 Private event Whittier early afternoon

27 Private event Whittier late afternoon

28 Private event La Mirada afternoon

June 2023 posted by on June 9, 2023

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Happy Father’s Day Dad’s …I hope yours is filled with love,family and Good Grillin !

I just had a nice vacation visitng my son and his family. All doing well, working,happy and healthy !      We got in some time at the Go Kart Track, Bumper Cars,the new Mario movie, some exciting hands of Uno and enjoyed a square donut.All this and a trip to the annual Rat Fink Festival …Good times !

June 2023 Solo Shows

1 Private event Whittier evening

8 Private event La Mirada afternoon

10 Private event Redondo Beach afternoon

15 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

15 Private event Whittier evening

21 Private event Rancho Cucamonga afternoon

22 Private event San Dimas afternoon

23 Private event San Dimas evening

24 Private event Whittier morning

24 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

28 Private event Lake Forest afternoon

29 Private event Costa Mesa afternoon

30 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

May 2023 posted by on May 4, 2023

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Happy Mothers Day ladies !

I hope yours is filled with love and family.

Lets jump right in..

A long time friend has driven 100’s and 100’s of miles

to watch me play the past 20 years and I’ll be

playing her birthday party and everyone is invited

The Belle 6917 Palm Ave. Highland CA……May 6 2023

I’ll be back at the Red Lounge Crepe Cafe

222 N. Glendora Ave. Glendora CA

May 19 2023 for a Unplugged Show.

Something I never do is play all acoustic for a night

no amps, no mics, no tracks. It should be interesting :)…..Wish me luck !

May 2023 Solo Shows

4 Private event Whittier evening

5 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells 4:30-7:30

6 The Belle Higland evening

11 Private event Upland afternoon

12 Private event Redondo Beach afternoon

14 Private event San Dimas afternoon

17 Private event Brea afternoon

18 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

18 Private event Whittier evening

19 Private event Covina afternoon

19 Red Lounge Glendora evening

25 Private event Covina afternoon

29 Private event Monrovia afternoon

31 Private event Cucamonga afternoon

April 2023 posted by on April 7, 2023

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Spring Break !

My best friend from Jr. High, the guy I learned to play guitar with has retired from his career in furniture repair. John just bought a home in Tuscon AZ so off I went to celebrate his new season in life. We enjoyed a Folk Music Festival, Old Tuscon Movie Set, the Musical Insrument Museum in Phoenix and a visiti with my sister…and way too much good food …Five days of fun !!

Now back to the other fun in my life…

Faith & Mark Duo

April 8 2023. 7-10 pm

Divan Wine & Grill

303 El Camino Real

Tustin CA 92780

(Faith is a great singer and a rare night for us performing in a restaurant)

April 2023 Solo Shows

6 Private event Whittier evening

7 Private event Covina afternoon

8 Divan (Duo). Tustin CA 7-10

9 Private event Covina afternoon

10 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells 4:30-7:30

12 Private event Redondo Beach afternoon

13 Private event San Dimas afternoon

13 Private event Covina afternoon

14 Private event Costa Mesa afternoon

19 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

20 Private event Whittier evening

22 Private event San Dimas evening

24 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells 4:30-7:30

26 Private event Rancho Cucamonga afternoon

26 Private event Glendora evening

27 Private event Whittier afternoon

28 Private event Chino afternoon

March 2023 posted by on March 8, 2023

Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

March 6 1923 is the birhdate of Jazz Guitarist

Wes Montgomery. Such a huge influence in my

musical life, which has ran in my blood since I heard

the classic LP from Wes “Tequila” in high school.

That influence moved me to write and record a tune on

my first CD called “Groovin Out Wes”

Twenty years later Grammy winning producer and guitarist

Paul Brown heard it and used it with Grammy winning legend

Larry Carlton and it became”Miles and Miles To Go”.

Making yours truly a Billboard Charting Composer.

All this sweetness in my life because an older brother

brought some new music into our home.

Thanks brother Bill !

.

Well folks, the phone has been ringing again and

my tires are rotated and my oil is changed !

See you out there soon.

Stay blessed…..Mark

 

March 2023 Solo Shows

2 Private event Whittier evening

9 Private event Upland afternoon

10 Private event Covina afternoon

16 Private event San Dimas afternoon

16 Private event Whittier evening

17 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

20 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening

22 Private event Brea afternoon

24 Private event Covina afternoon

24 Private event San Dimas evening

29 Private event Rancho Cucamonga afternoon

31 Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells evening

February 2023 posted by on February 6, 2023
Hi Friends, Fans and Music Lovers

Some cool things happening this month
Let's jump right in...

The Mark Carter Project
Guitar-Keyboards-Sax-Bass-Drums
After playing so many different and diverse gigs in my career 
I started writing and recording music to feature my guitar playing in 1999.
This band was assembled to perform that music !  
We usually mix in a few classic Jazz tunes and
I'm excited to get the guys back together.
It's gonna be a really fun night in the city
we moved to after coming to California.

February 23 2023. 7-10p.m.
Macallans Public House
330 W. Birch St
Brea CA 92821
714-332-0006

My Solo Show on the road.....

February 18 2023  4:30-7:30 p.m.
Renasissance Esmeralda Resort
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells CA  92210

February 2023 Solo Shows

 9 Private event Chino Hills afternoon
 9 Private event Whittier evening
12 Private event Los Alamitos afternoon
14 Private event Cucamonga afternoon
16 Private event San Dimas afternoon
16 Private event Whittier evening
17 Private event Costa Mesa afternoon
18 Renaissance Esmeralda  Indian Wells  evening
22 Private event Lake Forest afternoon
23 Private event Covina  afternoon
23 Macallans Brea  evening
24 Private event Chino Hills afternoon

Stay Well
Blessings and Love..........Mark
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