Mississippi Gabe Carter
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Mississippi Gabe Carter

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Mississippi Gabe Carter"

At twenty-six Chicago's Mississippi Gabe Carter packs a fully strapped gang of flavour for a cat rockin' it solo. Heavily influenced by the raw-boned hard lonesome Bentonia Mississippi sound of Jack Owens as well as Juke Joint proprietor (and Broke and Hungry recording artist) Jimmy Duck Holmes and the legendary Skip James. Carter deftly picks like the masters of that unique southern delta area but his sound is also infused with the dark trancy reverb drenched vibe of North Mississippi. Mississippi Gabe Carter brings it with a depth of insight, understanding, and skills uncommon in blues music today.
- Deep Blues: Rick Saunders

"Little Rock Radio"

An excellent work. Towing the line, nodding towards tradition--in a way that points distinctly forward. This is for the folks that dig that good stuff: raw, real, seasoned hill country chops - 88.3 KABF Little Rock


"Midnight Dream", and "LIVE at Duke's With Uncle Walt".



Mississippi Gabe Carter was born in South Bend, Indiana.. He was raised in rural Southwest Michigan. He was the only child of divorced parents and moved around among towns within the area.

Carter was given his first guitar at age five. The guitar was purchased, by his father, for $5.00 at a garage sale. Carter started by teaching himself to play blues on one string. He also played along with his father, who played blues on the piano.

As a young man Carter saw a guitarist by the name of Jack Owens -- of Bentonia, Mississippi -- in a documentary that had been rented on video from the local public library. Carter, from that point on, was deeply influenced by the music of Owens; and the school of music that is native to the Bentonia region of Mississippi. By far, the most well known musician from Bentonia was Skip James. During Carter's last decade of living in Chicago, he earned the nickname "Mississippi" through his front porch, down home style of playing.

Today, Carter's solo blues has remained firmly rooted in the blues tradition and style of Bentonia; but has grown into something completely original, and unique to the genre.