Indie ‘troubadour’ Jack Carty shows the power of grass-roots determination: calling into Exeter on UK tour
The tour follows the hugely successful release of his fourth album ‘Home State’ last summer, which hit Number 1 on the Australian airplay and sales charts. In celebration of his upcoming UK shows Jack will release: ‘A Way With Me’ – the 2nd UK single lifted from the album – on April 21.
And hot on the heels of the release, he’ll be at the Exeter Phoenix on April 23.
Jack’s story stands as testament to the power of grass-roots determination, great songs and the belief that traditional songwriter values can still shine through, even in a fast-churning age of fake-news and auto-tune.
His is a disarmingly easy-going musical style, playing with quirky, thoughtful, unpretentious lyrics and melodies you’ll find yourself humming on the train home, says the blurb.
Perfectly timed for spring, Jack’s songs are like stepping into the soulful familiarity of a warm, dreamy day. He is currently touring Australia performing his much-loved four-album repertoire to sell-out crowds across 5 states before his arrival in The UK.
‘A Way With Me’ is the second UK single lifted from Jack’s fourth album ‘Home State’. Jack produced and recorded the album himself in a tiny inner-city apartment between the sound of his upstairs neighbours tap-dancing and his new wife’s Netflix addiction.
He performed every instrument himself, bar some bass guitar and a few tidy solos. ‘A Way With Me’ is an accomplished, light and uplifting tune that will be released in the UK via his good friend Blair Dunlop’s label, Gilded Lily Records.
The past year has been a big one forJack including: Australian tours with Darren Hanlon, Ingrid Michaelson and another good friend Josh Pyke; two tours of the UK and Europe taking in cities from Brighton to Berlin, and Spain’s famous Primavera Sound Festival, and still finding the time to marry his illustrator/designer sweetheart (a collaborator on many Carty-videos!).
Known on the International folk touring circuit, Jack was spotted by Keston Cobblers Club and asked to join them on their 13 date UK tour this April, including a show at London’s Union chapel on April 21.
(from a press release)