The John Carey Xperience

The John Carey Xperience

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Down to earth, feel good music for your soul.


In a world where stress, electronic devices, fast foods and fast living can have the crushing upper hand Master Guitarist, John Carey, brings one of America’s greatest treasures of soul music. Thrilling audiences of all ages with his kaleidoscope of intimate soulful sounds from the deep moaning blues from the South to sultry R & B, to haunting mystical tunes, John Carey delivers the backbone of America to the people with a sensual soul-stirring impact—a resonating impact that brings each member of the audience “back home.” His unique progressive broadband approach articulates the history of soul through his different styles, always ringing out the beauty that transports his audiences straight into the emotionally captivating essence of soul.
Like a lotus grows out of the mud John Carey emerged from his humble roots in the gang-infested slums of Chicago to be an exemplary artist. Born, John Russell Carey, in Chicago, Illinois, John’s first musical experience began in his beloved mamma’s kitchen where the blues was always the staple ingredient playing in the background. As a single parent she would manage to prepare delicious soul food for John. Noticing John’s interest in the blues at an early age she would give him a cereal box to strum. Thus began the path of the remarkable guitarist who can play like Jimi Hendrix in one moment and seamlessly like B.B. King in the next.
John continued to grow into a young man playing the guitar, then attended the Chicago Conservatory where he honed his musical knowledge. He went on to develop his craft playing electric guitar, keyboard, and percussion opening for such greats as the Chi-lites, Natalie Cole, George Benson and Earth, Wind and Fire. An artist of unswerving historical musicological conviction and supporting the long view of blues, jazz and pop music John Carey is constantly giving back as a Master Teacher doing his part in kindling, encouraging, and supporting young musicians in the pursuit of their passion for playing music in all its variations. With such a pedigree and devotion John offers the listener emotional comfort, sensuality and grounding in an otherwise chaotic world. Given his extraordinary depth combining grit and elegance so characteristic of his artistic expression it is no wonder why the critics are considering John Carey to be “preserver and educator of the origins and progress of soul.


Its Alright

Written By: John Carey

Words & Music by John Carey for Carey all music publishing ASCAP (2004)


On my way to catch a train
With my suitcase in my hand
Say I’m leaving this place
To settle down in a new land
Going to tell all my old friends bye
And my new ones hello
I got a one way ticket west
And a long, long way to go

I’m gonna say mmmm It’s alright
Mmmm It’s alright
Mmmm it’s alright
Mmmm It’s alright

Bright lights fancy cars
Sidewalks with names of movie stars
L.A Hollywood
Where the doctor can make you look really good
Champagne Caviar
Living right next door to a movie star
Ladies so fine
Standing on Hollywood and Vine


(Bridge) No more waiting on welfare
No more see you when I get there
No more wiping snow off my feet
No more freezing nights
Waiting for something to eat

(Chorus repeat and fade)


Mr.Whitehouse, This Old Road,
Passion, Xperience Preferred, Doves Of Paradise

Set List

Mr.Whitehouse, This Old Road, The Good Old Days,
Feeling Alright, Little Black Dress, Guitar Heroes, When We First Met, Standing In Quicksand, Change In The Weather, That's The Way Of The World. Careless Whisper, People Make The World Go Round