David T Carter



DAVID T. CARTER is regarded by many people as one of the pioneers of the modern day Americana genre. Perceived as an artist “before his time” he started his original Americana band Trailer Park Rangers in San Francisco in 1991.

As a 4th generation bandleader from NSW Australia in 1991, the term Americana had yet to be coined David recalls, “It was odd that this kind of music that was alien to so many Americans at that time and there I was a new alien at the same time handing it back”. After later moving north and finding his home in Sonoma County, he was Nominated as Best Americana Artist for Four Years and continued to thrive among this American landscape. He created a celebration of music spun from different creeds and cultures that exploded into one another and defined to him what he thought America really meant more than any political resolution.

“This is the true definition and celebration of freedom to me in America, granted, the ‘language of politics’ is necessary but awfully boring and rigid with it’s expression and often trapped in litigation”.

“American roots music is ‘porch music’ – it’s created by working class people and enjoyed by people throughout the entire planet. It’s easy to enjoy and play, I think the real beauty and essence of America is in its music but then again what else am I supposed to say, I’m a musician.”

“I’m a self educated writer who has lived and worked alongside people of different races. All of us exist under whichever folklore it happens to be. I’ve worked in mainly blue collar worlds, sometimes white. I sing to them at night, work with them by day and in my journey wherever I am, I find all of us to be injured in some way, humanity is imperfect. With this in mind, I celebrate our faults and try to use language as a means to intrigue and entice the listener as well as myself – to reveal in many ways, the cards life can deal and put them in a place where we can find that ever evasive hope.”

As of January 2015, for the first time since he was 16, he is taking a break form live performance.

National Opening Support Act For:

Leon Russell

Junior Brown

Hal Ketchum

Iris Dement

Rodney Crowell



Dan Hicks

Commander Cody

North Bay Area Wineries



Iron Horse




Rodney Strong

Flora Springs




National Music Venues

The Living Room, NY, NY

Rockwood Music Hall, NY, NY

Knitting Factory, NY, NY

Parkside Lounge, NY, NY

Banjo Jims, NY, NY

The Co-op Bar, Austin, TX

The Carousel Lounge, TX

Poor Davids Pub, Dallas, TX

Karins, Folsom, CA

Marilyns Sacramento, Ca

Divided Sky, Sth Lake Tahoe, Ca

Great Basin Brewing Co. Sparks, Nevada

The Suttler, Nashville, TN

The Skylark Lounge, Seattle, WA

Diablo’s, Eugene, OR

The Caspar Inn, Caspar, CA

Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Ashland, OR

Vino Vixens Wine Bar, Portland, OR

Green Frog Tavern, Bellingham, WA

Bitterroot Brewery, Hamilton, MT

The Murray Bar, Livingston MT

Vinyl Perk, Poccatello, ID

The Bouquet, Boise, ID

The Cataylist, Santa Cruz. Ca

Eperson House, Twain Heart, Ca

Don Quixote’s, Santa Cruz,Ca

Calusa Casino, Calusa, Ca

International VenuesCat & Fiddle Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Botany View Hotel, Newtown, NSW

Hopetoun Hotel, Newtown, NSW

Commercial Hotel, Balmain, NSW

Rose, Shamrock & Thistle, Rozelle, NSW

Scarborough Hotel, NSW

Moore Park Bowling Club, NSW

Moore Park View Hotel, NSW

Lewisham Hotel, NSW

TV Appearances

Good Day Sacramento, CBS 13

Sedge Thompsons, West Coast Live x 2

KPIG, Sunday Morning Roundup

SF Sounds, Cable 20 SF  

[DTC Song, Shanghai Cowboy, Santa Rosa TV 50]

Bruce Latimer Show, Pacifica, Ca


Tiburon Film Festival- Tiburon, Ca, x2

Sonoma County Fair- Santa Rosa, Ca, x 7

Sausalito Arts Festival, Ca

Health and Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, Ca

Folk Alliance, Memphis, TNSXSW- Austin, TX

Healdsburg Arts and Wine Festival, Ca

Riverwalk  Festival,, Sacramento, Ca

San Anselmo Fair, Ca

SF Film Gala, Ca

Gravenstein Apple Fair, Ca x3

Alameda County Fair, Ca,

Apple Blossom Festival, Ca x2

Tuesdays in the Plaza, Healdsburg, x2

Windsor on the Green, x2

Country Music Festival, Monte Rio, Ca

Copia Arts Center, Australian Wine fest, Napa, Ca

Copia Arts Center, Wine Festival, Napa, Ca

Fairfax Festival, Ca

Mill Valley Fall Arts Fest, Ca

Bay Area Music Venues

Mystic Theater – Petaluma, Ca

Rancho Nicasio – Nicasio, Ca

Sweetwater Saloon – Mill Valley, Ca

Cafu Nord – SF, Ca

Bottom of the Hill, SF, Ca

Paradise Lounge – SF, Ca

Russian River Brewing Co. Santa Rosa, Ca

The Make-Out Room. SF, Ca

The  Elbo Room, SF, Ca

Hotel Utah, SF, Ca

Mojito – SF, Ca

Pier 23, SF, Ca

Connecticut Yankee, SF, Ca,

Larkspur, Ca

Little Switzerland, Sonoma, Ca

Calistoga Inn, Calistoga, Ca

Last Day Saloon, SF, Ca

Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa, Ca

Inn of the Beginning, Cotati, Ca

19 Broadway, Fairfax, Ca

Iron Springs Brewery, Fairfax, Ca

Trade Winds Cotati, Ca

Zebulons, Petaluma, Ca

Blue Lamp, SF, Ca

Uptown Bar, Oak, Ca

The Stork Club, Oak, Ca

The Starry Plough, Berkeley, Ca

The Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, Ca

Smileys, Bolinas, Ca

The Saloon, Pt Reyes

Laganitus Brewing Co, Petaluma, Ca

Ravenous Cafe, Healdsburg, Ca

101 Casino, Petaluma, Ca

Starks Steakhouse, Santa Rosa, Ca

Jimtown Store, Healdsburg, Ca

David T Carter

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