Biography
Virtually everyone has heard guitarist Pete Carr’s playing. As a consummate session player, he contributed to songs like Bob Seger’s “Main Street,” Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night,” Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome,” and Luther Ingram’s “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right,” among many others, and worked on countless other hits as an engineer and producer. Born April 22, 1950 in Daytona Beach, FL, Carr started to play guitar at the age of 13 during the peak of the British Invasion era in the mid-'60s, and soon widened his influences to include R&B and the blues, developing into an excellent player in any genre he tackled. Carr moved to Decatur, AL, in 1968 to play guitar for a band called the Five Minutes. The band didn’t remain together very long, and Carr next moved to Muscle Shoals, immersing himself in engineering, producing, and playing sessions there as a guitarist, eventually moving into the lead guitarist’s chair with the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section as the famed ensemble backed artists like Bob Seger, Paul Simon, and innumerable others on commercially successful projects. Carr continued to play, engineer, and produce in the area through the 1970s, releasing two instrumental albums under his own name, 1975’s Not a Word on It and 1978’s Multiple Flash. He played both acoustic and electric guitar as part of Simon Garfunkel’s 1980 world reunion tour, which included the HBO Concert in Central Park. Carr had become fascinated with computers by this time and had begun exploring innovative data storage ideas as it pertained to music, which led him to study computer science in Florida into the 1980s. Skilled in all areas of record making, and adept at the cutting-edge digital possibilities for music -- all while remaining a brilliant session guitar player -- Carr never became a household name, but his touch is everywhere in contemporary pop music. Pete Carr died on June 27, 2020 in Florence, AL; he was 70 years old. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi



 
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Pete Carr - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
LeBlanc & Carr - Falling
The Shooting Show - The Last of the Summer Roebuck with Pete Carr
Session Men: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (Director Gil Baker)
Amazing Grace by Pete Carr & Charlotte Price Carr
Pete Carr - "Tuscumbian Lover" (Track 1 From "Not A Word On It")
Pete Carr
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