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The Real Bob Carty / Bio

This band is like Cream with Link Wray instead of Clapton! Damn! ........Tourist during Riverbend 2014.

The Real Bob Carty brings the feel of old school blues with a new age appeal. His lines paint scenes of triumphs and of depression, but consistently letting you into his world through music."
- @Drew Crawf, The Hungry Packer (Dec 14, 2011) .

" I've got this on my daily playlist now. I'm sure Let it Bleed era Mick 'n Keith would be impressed and or jealous."
- Robin Merritt, ArtFront (May 15, 2011)

""All in Vain" is one of the best written and relatable songs I have ever heard. I effing love you, Bob!" - Matthew McBee, Midwestern Review (Apr 04, 2011)

" His southern blues sound evoked images of a hot summer day in a southern town in the 1950s. His album, Morphine and Mojo comes out later this year. "
- Sarah Brehm, Chattanooga Forte' (Apr 17, 2011)

In previous incarnations Bob was a bassist with The Eddie Miles Band, played mandolin with The Jedi Clampetts, and fronted Johnson City's Cruel Brothers, Knoxville's Jello Kitty, and The Tone Dogs in Chattanooga. He received co-writer credit for a song used in "White Noise" with Micheal Keaton, ate a sandwich made by Sammy Davis Jr, and shared a bowl of Captain Crunch with a Princess (two spoons!). He produced a musical variety show on Public Access TV, "In the Groove with Bob Carty". He communicates with the ghosts of Howlin'Wolf and Slim Harpo.
It is rumored that once on the way to anger management class he bit a junkyard dog.
Now, both solo and with his band, The Real Bob Carty is burning up nightspots throughout the South and working on a DVD of live performances "The Real Bob Carty-Accept No Substitute".

"Bob, you are a total badass!"
- Lana Sutton, Chattanooga Conscience (May 28, 2011)

General Info

Band Members
The Real Bob Carty - Vocals/Guitar, Eric Brown - Bass, Kelly Basden - Drums
Artist Name
The Real Bob Carty
Home Page
Active Since
Rockabilly / Jump Up Blues / Country Noire

Contact Info

Chattanooga, TN

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