International guitarist Earl C. is now offering in-person and online coaching sessions. With more than thirty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Pamela Williams, and more. In addition, he has released eight solo recording projects and was the music director for multiple live and televised house bands. Earl has been teaching, producing and running an independent record label for some time and recently secured an international marketing and distribution deal. In the past, his 200 to 300+ yearly live performances limited the amount of coaching clients he could take on. However, he is now dedicating more time to helping others by sharing the knowledge that has enabled him to succeed as a professional full-time guitarist/bassist/producer!
Earl is a Washington, DC based Guitarist, Bassist and Producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist”.
In his earlier years, Earl secured a spot as a member of the platinum selling group, Experience Unlimited (commonly known as EU), where he recorded music for the soundtrack to “Do The Right Thing”, a Spike Lee production and the live music video titled "GoGo Live at the Capital Center". As a result of those experiences, Earl began getting more involved with studio production. He began to produce musical projects for local and national artists, as well as, co-produce dialogue recordings for such names as Les Brown, Willie Jolley, George Fraser, and famous athletes Jawan Howard, and Nikki McCray. During the late nineties, he recorded guitar and bass tracks for multiple producers at Daddy's House in NYC for Shawn "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label.
Over the years, Earl has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. As a freelance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Tony Terry, and more and has been a solo opening act for Parliament Funkadelic, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide, and many others.
Earl has performed Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage, and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals (’02 & ’03), The Ghana Jazz Festival, and many other televised concerts and festivals. Earl has also been the featured performer for radio stations including: Majic 102.3, WJZW 105.9, WSMJ 104.3, and 95.9 FM. As a front man, Earl’s band, “The Carter Project” features other world-class musicians and consistently gives the audience a spectacular show. He recently finished a new inspirational/gospel CD project titled “My Life In Your Hands” (In stores January 2016).
Earl was the lead guitarist and bassist for two variety groups, contracted for one of the wealthiest men in the world "Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi" to be the featured bands at the five-star hotel "The Sheraton Addis" in Ethiopia. During that time he made five trips to Ethiopia averaging three months per visit and returned in 2013 & 2014 for promotional tours. Earl performs and travels often and is always looking for his next musical challenge.
Allow yourself to be entertained by one of the greatest to ever do it!!!
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