Fred Carter Jr - Session Man, Mentor to Robbie Robertson, First Telecaster Man in Nashville
April 17, 2020
Today we take a look at the man who brought the Telecaster sound to Nashville, Fred Carter Jr. Besides being a Tele specialist, he was also one of the great session utility men, playing everything from bass to mandolin on tracks ranging from Muddy Waters to Willie Nelson. Many are only aware of him because of his daughter, Country star Deana Carter, or the footnote of him being Robbie Robertson's mentor in the Hawks. Today we bring Fred Carter's playing outside the shadows.
Johnny Darrell "Why You Been Gone So Long"
Fred Carter Jr - "Voodoo Woman"
Fred Carter Jr. - Sitting on Mama's Knee - Nuggett
Fred Carter Jr. - River Boy - Nuggett
Gear Used: 1957 Fender Esquire with "New Tall" Ron Ellis neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Rewind of bridge pickup by Ron Ellis.
Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46 Amazon affiliate link https://amzn.to/3uD1WnZ
Pick: D'Andrea Medium-Heavy
Amp: 1959 Harvard with AmpRX Brown Box set to 113v
Effects used: MXR M300 on Spring setting
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