Guitarist Mark Carter, who has been a side man in the Los Angeles area, has his first release out called It's About Time
. For a first release, he has a winner here. Carter uses a style that is a mix of Peter White, Wes Montgomery and Chet Atkins that still gives him a sound all his own. Working with people as diverse as Dave Koz, Eric Marienthal, Al Jarreau, The Coasters, The Drifters, Engelbert Humperdink and Roger Williams, Carter has a style that picks out the best for the material he uses.
He has a couple of covers, I Just Wanna Stop
and Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
, but the original material stands out the best in It's About Time
. Carter is very funky on Cats on the Beach
and Green is Beautiful
, bluesy on West on Sunset
and reflective on Move a Little Closer
. Carter wrote eight of the eleven tracks and his knowledge of how to sell a song shows through.
Mark Carter has been behind the scenes in the Southern California area for a long time. It is now his time to shine and It's About Time
is the way to break through the clutter and show what he has. And he has a lot to offer.