I am a longtime professional journalist based in the New York-Metro area. I believe that the Carter Family is the root of almost everything good about American popular music, and named this blog in the Carters’ honor.
I love music more than just about anything. When I’m not working at my day job, I’m likely to be at a club, concert or theater, or listening to or reading and writing about music.
In addition to being an avid consumer of all types of music, I’ve helped expose artists through my involvement in booking a small chamber series in suburban New York.
And I’m no stranger to performance. I can pick out a tune on the piano and am a trained singer who has performed classical and operatic vocal repertoire at a variety of venues from suburban churches and concert halls to Carnegie Hall in New York City and Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.
I use this blog to write about things that are near and dear to my heart. You’ll rarely, if ever, read something negative here. That’s not because I love everything and have no critical faculties. It’s just that life is too short to spend time on things I don’t like. If I’m writing about it, it’s likely to be something I think is worth sharing.
I don’t expect my readers to agree with everything I say here, but I am eager to for comments, pro and con, on what I publish here.
Bring it on!