CARL FENDLEY
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CARL FENDLEY

Spring, Texas, United States

Spring, Texas, United States
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Carl Fendley has developed into an articulate singer /songwriter with a fondness for storytelling. He likes to write ballads about love and lost and songs reflective of a drunken celebration using the mixture of Texas twang and that tropical gulf coast thing in his music. His music does sound similar in ways to Jimmy Buffett’s music, it has the hint of that island laid back sound with a dash of Texas Honky Tonk, but he is no clone, he is so much more than that. His sound is clearly unique in its own right.

Carl grew up in a small East Texas Rural town of Cleveland, Texas , were his home was always full of country and bluegrass music. His Grandfather was a fiddle player and tinkered with guitar and banjo. At the Age of 7 Carl thought himself to play the guitar after being exposed to the bluegrass music festival in the local areas as well as the bluegrass jam sessions his grandfather would hold at the house.

In his teen years he played the local club circuit of Houston, TX in a rock band called “The Chantin’ Hebrews” made up of friends and family . The talents was not there yet so They made up for it in Volume, The plan was if they could not be good they would be loud like all of the grunge bands of the time.
After High School the band broke up and the members all went their separate ways, Carl went to the local community college for one year then went off to work in the oilfield for a year and a half. He joined the US. Army for 4 years. While in the military Carl started to write songs again, the urge was coming back to play music again.

Returning home after his discharge from the military , he got together with his old Band mates from High School and “Solid Oak” an acoustic Alt. rock band was formed. The band was in demand on the acoustic jams and coffee house club circuit, but life pulled the band members apart due to their prospective families.

In 2006 a chance encounter with an add on a musicians post website, band looking for rhythm guitarist for Nashville Artist, Carl jumped at the chance beating out 32 other guitars for the second guitar spot. The gig only lasted about four months, The Artist was dropped from her record label in the fourth quarter and Carl was out of a job again.

Over the course of the next few years he found himself playing sideman in local country groups , feeling that this would never lead to anything worth wild. Carl gave up the bands and started writing songs again, the goal was different this time, He would try to become a songwriter.
There was certain freedoms as well as limitations to being a solo act, but he liked performing his songs before a live audience .

Currently Carl is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and with the multitude of songs to his credit he is seeking a music publishing company that can further his career.