In Love Again
IN LOVE AGAIN is an inviting, unique and sophisticated CD! Steve Carter's respectable songwriting talent and his warm, clear vocals will inspire repeated listening. His Texas songwriter roots are apparent, but there are a variety of musical styles covered here, from country, folk to big band influenced swing tunes to reggae, and to Latin flavor, all the while staying identifiable as Carter's own style of writing. His songs have been featured on dozens of albums as well as in film and on HBO. Steve Carter sings with a natural, unassuming ease that invites you to in. Just listen! This CD features eight of Carter's original songs and also features songs by two of his major influences as a songwriter. His mentor, the legendary Freddy Powers, is a BMI 'Triple Play' award winner for writing 3 # 1 hits in the same year. (Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson/George Jones) Powers contributed his song,'Wing To Wing' to this CD and even sang on the track. Sonny Throckmorton, a Nashville 'Hall of Fame' songwriter with 18 # 1 hits to his credit, wrote 'He Don't Have My Heart' and added his voice to the track. The previously unrecorded track, 'Since I Gave Up Cigarettes', was written by Merle Haggard and Doug Colosio and given to Carter via Haggard's longtime co-writer and friend, Freddy Powers. This CD features a veritable 'who's who' of Austin musical talent coloring each song. IN LOVE AGAIN is a true collaboration between Carter and his producer, Courtney Audain. Audain, a longtime friend and colleague, knew exactly where this CD was headed and how to get it there. He knew that Carter was looking for a real acoustic recording but didn't want to get a folksy sound. His intuitive production and mixing skills are his own thumbprint on this recording. This is a CD that you can listen to over and over again. You'll find yourself singing along in no time! Steve Carter is not only a great and wonderful friend to whom I have great respect and admiration for but he is an outstanding singer, songwriter and musician. I am proud to have Steve on any show he is on with me. It's a pleasure to know him and to work with him. Always an honor to hear him sing and record my music and must say what a fabulous job he does on them, thank you so much my friend. FREDDY POWERS Thank you for doing a good job on our song! MERLE HAGGARD 10/17/2006 'I really enjoyed the variety and the fantastic craftsmanship on all the songs on the C.D. Steve sings like he means it, and that is what is missing in most music I hear these days!' DOUG COLOSIO, singer-songwriter 'Since I Gave Up Cigarettes', keyboards-Merle Haggard Putting it simply, I love Steve Carter; the man and his music. 'In Love Again' embodies the sincerity and authenticity of true country music. Steve's music is always a pleasure to listen to, but especially in this album which is packed full of love and brilliant light; it's better with every listen. I could listen to track three on repeat all day long; but then I would miss the rest of the album which includes an appearance by my hero, Freddy Powers. -AMY NELSON-Singer,songwriter 1/2 of FOLK UKE.