Not the Last Gentleman
Carter Anderson is the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter who desires to explore every facet of what R&B really means. His youthful, yet soulful voice demands attention and dictates a story of love that can be appreciated by all and from which something meaningful can be taken. He shares his love of music with producers Elise Perry, Donald King and Terry L. Lewis, who contributed to his debut album release, Not The Last Gentleman. The album is a virtual voyage for the heart and soul. It mainly focuses it's energy and attention on those who believe that, in this day and age, chivalry is dead. 'A lot of women seem to be convinced that there are no good men left,' Carter Anderson says. 'With Not The Last Gentleman, I want to let them know that we still exist. We still want to open their doors, pull out their chairs, and cherish their presence.' Since he was 8 years old, Carter Anderson dreamed of performing on stage and bellowing out the sweet sounds of R&B like many of his idols. Born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland, Carter Anderson is actually named after his father. Just as on stage, Carter portrays a warm and confident spirit and it's reflected greatly in the soulful songs he has written and co-produced. Carter has long admired such greats as Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight and has performed many of their hits during his stage performance, including his visit to the world-famous Apollo theatre in New York City. His initial album promises a true representation of his personal writings and musical style. Many of the songs - including the initial single release, 'You Make My Day', for instance - were co-produced by Terry L. Lewis, who has many production credits under his belt, including television show theme songs for Black Entertainment Television. 'Terry and I have worked many years together,' Carter says. 'When the two of us get together in the studio, it's constant non-stop production. We have teamed together to produce the music he and I love to hear.' He eventually moved into the Information Technology field and started his own business developing professional websites for local businesses. In addition, he put his stimulating photography skills to use for many local models, which assisted with jump-starting their careers. On stage, Carter has a stage presence full of energy and vibrance. His soulful voice and originally-written ballads have won over many audiences time and time again. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Selene Lemme, Hueman Prophets, Wayna, and Tony Terry. Carter speaks candidly about his debut album entitled Not the Last Gentleman: 'I grew up learning to treat women the way they deserved to be treated, and I know I'm not the only man who was raised that way.' Carter is reminded every day of God's blessings and has thanked his family and friends for the love and support they have shown throughout his music career. 'It's been a long road, with lots of ups and downs, to get this project done. A lot of deep, long-forgotten emotions have been tapped into, in order to find the right inspiration for each song. Now that the album is finally finished, I couldn't be happier.'