Christopher B McCarty

Christopher B McCarty

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Powerful and poetic modern folk/rock meets 70's Steve Miller Band styled pop/rock with some late 60's San Francisco jam band influences.

Biography

THE facts…

His face is hardly known. His names are numerous. ‘Christopher B McCarty’ aka ‘Chris McCarty’ aka ‘CB McCarty’ aka ‘Christopher B’ aka ‘Le Masque.’

His songs are classic. “Swingtown”, “Serenade”, “Wide River”, among others, for the legendary Steve Miller Band. “A Woman Knows” and “You Baby You” for country superstars Martina McBride and Highway 101.

His performances are rare, unannounced and usually done under the dim lights of some out-of-the-way smoky bar in North America.

His new album was recorded in a hotel room in Austin, TX and studios in Los Angeles, CA, Nashville, TN, Santa Fe, NM.

His guest musicians and singers have performed and recorded with artists such as Steve Miller, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Paul Winter Consort, The Dixie Chicks and B.B. King.

THE MUSIC OF LE MASQUE a musical roadmap...

McCarty began this cross-country musical road trip to see some old friends and, hopefully, make some inspired music. His love of musical diversity and good times, and of recording with cats that just happen to be some of the finest musicians in America was reason enough to hit the road.

The journey began in Santa Fe, New Mexico. McCarty traveled east on I-40 into the panhandle of Texas, then down highway 287 just out of Amarillo. He merged onto I-35 at Ft. Worth and soon blew into Austin, Texas. He unpacked a bag and a couple of guitars in room 50 at the Hotel San Jose, and it wasn't long before he had some of Austin's finest musicians and singers over and making music. Over the next few weeks they recorded 'live' and with a whole lot of that 'Austin vibe' on recording gear snuck into the hotel room. The sultry late-night recordings, featuring McCarty and his loose affiliation of saints and sinners were nothing short of magical.

The next leg of the journey took McCarty back up to Dallas on I-35 and then north via I-30. Making really good time, he flew by Little Rock and headed east on I-40, stopping for a night of barbeque and some blues in Memphis. The next morning it was up to Nashville, where another series of remarkable recordings began at Mark Thompson's Forest Hills studio. Some very cool Nashville A-list session players dropped by and played "clean as country water."

McCarty was soon back behind the wheel again and headed way out west. I-40 would take him all the way to I-10 and onto the Pacific Coast Highway. Chris Jullian's hillside studio in Malibu, California was the place where some extremely mindful music was made. A stellar cast of West Coast musicians dropped by to play and sing and it was then back to New Mexico on I-40 and up I-20 and into Santa Fe.

McCarty finished his musical ramblings with some of Santa Fe's finest musicians at Jon Gagan's hacienda-styled studio. It was definitely a trip full of musical diversity, some really good times and some very fine recordings. His guest musicians are: Kenny Lee Lewis, Gary Mallaber, Michael Rhodes, Chad Cromwell, Jamie Haddad, Mark Thompson, JonathanYudkin, Paul Peterson, Jon Gagan, Pat Malone, Carolyn Wonderland, Malcolm 'Papa Mali' Welbourne, Gurf Morlix, Guy Forsyth, Eldridge Goins, Steve McCarty, Bradley Kopp, Chris Jullian, Jim Hoke, Maxine Waters & Family, Clea Rose, Busy McCarroll, Sharon Shaheen, Matthew Andrae, Michael & David Manzanares, Baird Banner, Camilo Quinones, Peter Giardina.

Trivia:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by the Beatles, is widely regarded as the first concept album. Instead of an album being a collection of songs, the Beatles wrote the songs as if they were a different band, with different members and style. www.everything2.com

Lyrics

"Glimpse of God"

Written By: CB McCarty

One man got him all kind of love
Another man sleep alone
Two women standin’ in the middle of a field
Next minute one is gone
Do you remember the fool on the hill
The one who’d never come out and play
Well now is the time he’d better come on down
‘Cause our planet will be blown away

(Chorus)
This world is fallin’ apart
It’ll mess with your mind
It’ll tear out your heart
Greed and the crime misunderstandings all the time
Last night through the cold gray fog I caught a glimpse of God.

One man wants what the other man has
Soon they’ll have nothing at all
Lovely little lady on a high wire act
Trying real hard not to fall
Now is the time for the walrus to rise
Rise and not fade away
Pretty little eggmen all in a row
Soon they’ll have hell to pay

(Chorus)

All of our best laid plans
Like a house of cards like shifting sand
Don’t you know it don’t you know it’s true
Like a thief in the night
Someone coming into sight

One man got him all kind of love
Another man sleep alone
Two women standin’ in the middle of a field
Next minute one is gone
Do you remember the fool on the hill
The one who’d never come out and play
Well now is the time he’d better come on down
‘Cause our planet could be blown away

(Chorus)

"Red Cherry Wine"

Written By: CB McCarty

NOW’S THE TIME TO KISS ME
COME ON AND KISS ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO HOLD ME
COME ON AND HOLD ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE

NOW’S THE TIME TO TELL ME
HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO PLEASE ME
COME ON AND PLEASE ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
COME FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET RED CHERRY WINE

HOW LONG CAN A ROSE
LIVE OFF THE VINE
HOW LONG CAN TWO HEARTS STAND THE TEST OF TIME
LOVE DON’T COME EASY
I KNOW THAT FOR SURE
NOW THAT I HAVE IT
I WANT SOME MORE
I’VE GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BABY
AND I’VE GOT IT FOR GOOD

LOVE DON’T COME EASY
I KNOW THAT FOR SURE
I’VE GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BABY
AND I’VE GOT IT FOR GOOD

NOW’S THE TIME TO KISS ME
COME ON AND KISS ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO HOLD ME
COME ON AND HOLD ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE
COME FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET RED CHERRY WINE

"Red Cherry Wine"

Written By: CB McCarty

NOW’S THE TIME TO KISS ME
COME ON AND KISS ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO HOLD ME
COME ON AND HOLD ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE

NOW’S THE TIME TO TELL ME
HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO PLEASE ME
COME ON AND PLEASE ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
COME FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE

HOW LONG CAN A ROSE LIVE OFF THE VINE
HOW LONG CAN TWO HEARTS STAND THE TEST OF TIME
LOVE DON’T COME EASY
I KNOW THAT FOR SURE
NOW THAT I HAVE IT I WANT SOME MORE
I’VE GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BABY
AND I’VE GOT IT FOR GOOD

LOVE DON’T COME EASY
I KNOW THAT FOR SURE
I’VE GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BABY
AND I’VE GOT IT FOR GOOD

NOW’S THE TIME TO KISS ME
COME ON AND KISS ME
NOW’S THE TIME TO HOLD ME
COME ON AND HOLD ME
SLOW AND EASY
WE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME
FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE
COME FILL YOUR GLASS WITH MY SWEET
RED CHERRY WINE