““We had two generations sitting there,” says Roy Sr. “It was kinda nice.” Roy’s a pretty soft-spoken, understated sort of fellow…
“Usually your kid moves away and they have their life,” he continues, “but music brings us together. It’s something we can always do together; it’s really great.””
"Local Soul musician and singer Honey Roy Carter joins forces with his father, saxophonist Roy Carter Sr., with a line-up that is as talented as any, featuring Bob Legate on guitar, Jon Hyneman on Bass, and Greg Tuley on Drums. They primarily play covers - Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Zac Brown, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, & Wilson Pickett -just to name a few, But Frankly, these guys can tackle any genre, any era. Carter has also formed the Honey Roy Duo with former Namaste Drummer, Tim Mitchell. In fact, they are as busy as the main band, if not more so."
“We just recently got to hear Honey Roy Do their thing, and frankly, we were blown away. The band is led by Roy Carter. The man oozes musical soul. Find out for yourself this week when the band does it up at Stevie Ray’s.
One of the best local bar bands just feeling its oats is Roy Carter Jr.’s Honey Roy, which gigs consistently around town and, indeed, brings both da noise and da funk. With a resume that would shame the likes of most white-boy rockers, Honey Roy pulls the asses out of the seats and onto the dance floor. Stax and Motown are constant concerns, but a passel of New Orleans-style barrelhouse ballads and a clutch of originals gets the group firing on all of its cylinders. Then a few Van Morrison influences begin to arrive. From R&B classics and jam-band space-rock to righteously soulful pop, these boys can and do play almost everything.”
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