Singer-songwriter Cletis Carr knows a good yarn. Especially when paired with a good melody and some gritty slide guitar.
A careful student of the human condition, Carr's story-songs play out like mini-movies. Tales of joy, heartbreak, redemption, ordinary madness and everyday heroes are framed in a rich tapestry of acoustic steel-string guitar, dobro and lap slide.
Raised in America to a family of professional country musicians, Carr first tasted success with his early 80’s new wave band Sneakers, which launched a solo career that’s taken him all over the planet and has seen the release of five solo albums and numerous band projects.
Over the years, he’s toured and shared stages with the likes of Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Chuck Berry, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Nick Lowe and Huey Lewis, just to name a few.
An intended brief vacation in Australia found Carr touring with members of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, the Easybeats, Bondi Cigars and the Saints. His bands Big Whiskey and Hillbilly Moon (with Paul Norton and the late Rose Tattoo legend Peter Wells) both met with considerable critical acclaim.
In the mid-90’s he moved behind the scenes as a producer of new and emerging artist...