General Gypsy Carns (a.k.a. G2C)

General Gypsy Carns (a.k.a. G2C)

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Messianic, foot stompin', harp blowin', gutteral, Dobro blues. End times, repentance of sin lyrics with authentic but revved up delta blues music.

Biography

Gypsy Carns The Blues Preacher started performing in clubs in 1963 and making records in ‘66. He has anointed the United States, Japan, France, England, and Germany with his vocals, percussion, and 12-string Dobro bottleneck prowess. Carns is also known as a blues songwriter, co-penning a Koko Taylor tune that garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations. Blues Revue states: “Gypsy Carns, A one-man wrecking crew who plays a “stompbox” tambourine / kick drum combination, harp, 12-string resonator guitar….this is hammering, powerful stuff, driven by Carns’ energy and rough-hewn vocals”. Using the delta-blues musical format, Gypsy combines Messianic lyrics for a unique blend of authentic American music. His energy and commitment are evidenced through his powerful live performances.

His current spiritual solo career began in 1992 in the coffee houses of Hollywood, CA. After the major earthquake in ‘94, he moved to Nashville, TN and carried out his vision of spreading the Word regarding Yeshua and God's Kingdom, using the delta-blues as his musical format. In a referral from a local music store, Rock Block Guitars, Gypsy met Tabby “zeb” Crabb who owns and operates Flatwood Studio. Tabby has become not only The Blues Preacher’s producer and engineer but his best friend and musical companion as well. Their first recordings began in ’95 and by ’99 they’d secured Gypsy’s first record deal in the Gospel Blues vein. Simply titled "Prayin Blues" on TTM Records the CD received excellent reviews. Gypsy's next album "Beale Street Swing" was released in the summer of 2000 and is currently being played on radio stations in 35 countries around the world. This album too received excellent reviews in the United States and abroad. Blues Access magazine states: “Giving thanks to Jesus for his inspiration, Carns’ sings in a dynamic, gravelly voice, truly laying it all on the line….whatever Carns sets out to say, he does it with admirable force and integrity…the tunes range from fine and fun blues originals to spiritual and metaphysical pieces that expose Carns’ zealous faith and his take on political events.”

Gypsy’s next release, in 2001, "Revelation Blues" is currently being played on radio in the US and as far away as Peru, Spain, Indonesia, and Russia. In 2002 "G FoRcE" was released and is again receiving excellent airplay around the world and has been reviewed in "Cross Rhythms" magazine - the foremost Christian music magazine in Europe. 2003 saw the release of FEEL GOOD! Gypsy ventured to Paris, France where he performed with his trio (Zizou “The Boss” Sadki - bass and Stephane “Taz D”Cavanez – drums) and recorded the powerful electric live release - "Feel Good!" at the legendary House Of Live. The single “Searchin’” has been featured on 3 magazine compilation CD’s across the globe; Guitar & Basse - France, Cross Rhythms – England, and Blues Revue-USA. The Blues Preacher has been nominated for "Acoustic Artist of the Year" in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 by The Music City Blues Society. Get ready to rock with 13 new songs on the all-acoustic, high-energy, foot-stompin’ CD “RAW WORD."

Lyrics

Jerusalem In Ruins

Written By: Gypsy Carns

Jerusalem In Ruins

Pilgrimage unto death’s door,
Slaughter lay in wait.
God’s wrath He’s shown before,
He’ll not hesitate.

Thunder - Stones – Hills - Jerusalem In Ruins

For centuries they laid the blame,
The unbelievers doubt.
Yeshua Messiah in the flesh He came,
His Grace they’ll do without.

Thunder / Stones / Hills – Jerusalem In Ruins

The Holy Spirit flows thru me now,
So hear the Counselor speak.
The Wailing Wall will fall down,
Jerusalem will bleed, Jerusalem will bleed.

Thunder / Stones / Hills – Jerusalem In Ruins
Thunder / Stones / Hills – Jerusalem In Ruins
Ruins / Jerusalem / Jerusalem In Ruins

Pray For Love

Written By: Gypsy Carns

PRAY FOR LOVE

Up in the sky, I see the angels, coming down like rain.
Gabriel, Michael is calling, “we’re coming again.”
Hey now angel, hey now angel, hey now angel, call my name.

There’s a battle, being fought now, gonna kill the wicked men.
It’s gonna last, a generation, until Christ comes again.

Pray For Love, Pray For Love - between the men of this world.
Pray For Love, yeah love, it’s the gift that comes from above.
Praise the LORD, Praise the LORD.


There’s a generation who will witness the second coming of Christ – in the flesh – repent now – because a time is coming, when the door to eternal salvation will be closed, closed!!

Up in the sky, I see the angels, coming down like rain.
Gabriel, Michael is calling, “we’re coming again.”

Pray For Love, Pray For Love, between the men of this world.
Pray For Love, yeah love, that’s the gift that comes from above

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
YHWH, Jehovah, God Almighty

Pray For Love

Cause & Effect

Written By: Gypsy Carns

CAUSE & EFFECT
Life happens – that’s what they say.
Ain’t thought much about it - till today.
Never seemed to matter anyway.
It’s the Cause & Effect.

One event sets it in motion.
Like a wave - crashing in the ocean.
Not a spell or a magic potion.
It’s the Cause & Effect

One thing happens – leads to another.
Opens the door – then you discover.
There’s more to life than you thought, brother.
It’s the Cause & Effect

SOLO

Jesus Christ atoned for our sin.
Been here once, He comin’ again.
Get to know Him, He a real good friend.
It’s the Cause & Effect.

There ain’t much time - to knock - on His door.
What the heck are you waitin’ for.
That Lamb’s a Lion, on the Killing floor.
It’s the Cause & Effect
Cause & Effect
Cause & Effect

Discography

2005 - G2C - Wailin' Wall / Jerusalem In Ruins
2004 - Gypsy Carns the Blues Preacher - Raw Word
2003 - Gypsy Carns the Blues Preacher - Paris Feel Good
2002 - General Gypsy Carns - G Force
2001 - The General - Revelation Blues
2000 - The General - Beale Street Swing
1999 - Rollin' & Tumblin' - Prayin' Blues
1993 - The Smashers - Loud Confident & Wrong

Set List

SONG TITLE KEY Dobros Harp
SANCTIFY'D NEWS E GM - 6 A
UNIVERSE OF MAN E GM - 6
AUTHORITY SONG G GM - 6
SEARCHIN' B G- 6 E
CAUSE & EFFECT B G- 6
WAILIN' WALL B G- 6
AT THE END OT DAY B G- 6
END OF THE AGE D G - 12 G
RAINBOW A G - 12 D
PRAY FOR LOVE D G - 12 D

Sets are traditionally about 45 minutes.