• "He's one of the most versatile, amazing harp blowers I've seen in a long, long time. That's not all----- the man's a fine songwriter and singer, besides. The band is most responsive and intuitive and places accents in all the right places. Their touring schedule has been expanded, and I sure do hope you all get the chance to see him."

    -Sharon Schneider, BLUES BEAT

  • "The music was beyond all my hopes and expectations. The crowd would scream adulations and he'd just smile and shake his head. His singing was amazing, and to think I'd come to hear him blow his harp. Yeah, he blew it ,and blew it, and kept blowing me away. "

    -Jim McLaughin, International Harmonica Champion

  • "If this guy isn't the best harmonica player in the Tampa Bay area, I don't know who is. Unlike the honking, wheezing wail that characterized some blues-harp players. Carr casts a gentler breeze, finessing the instrument with a subtle whirlwind of lung power."

    -Tampa Tribune

  • "T.C. is strutting his harp down harmonica main street with some of the funkiest, richest licks I've ever heard. He has that harp talking the way the second Sonny Boy Williamson used to in his King Biscuit days, and the story it's telling would break your heart."

    -Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  • "I've heard alotta harp players but I never heard nobody play like that!"

    -Jack Johnson on the "Living the Blues Cruise"

Reviews

"He's one of the most versatile, amazing harp blowers I've seen in a long, long time. That's not all----- the man's a fine songwriter and singer, besides. The band is most responsive and intuitive and places accents in all the right places. Their touring schedule has been expanded, and I sure do hope you all get the chance to see him."

-Sharon Schneider, BLUES BEAT
"The music was beyond all my hopes and expectations. The crowd would scream adulations and he'd just smile and shake his head. His singing was amazing, and to think I'd come to hear him blow his harp. Yeah, he blew it ,and blew it, and kept blowing me away. " -Jim McLaughin, International Harmonica Champion
"If this guy isn't the best harmonica player in the Tampa Bay area, I don't know who is. Unlike the honking, wheezing wail that characterized some blues-harp players. Carr casts a gentler breeze, finessing the instrument with a subtle whirlwind of lung power."
-Tampa Tribune

"T.C. is strutting his harp down harmonica main street with some of the funkiest, richest licks I've ever heard. He has that harp talking the way the second Sonny Boy Williamson used to in his King Biscuit days, and the story it's telling would break your heart."

-Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"I've heard alotta harp players but I never heard nobody play like that!"

-Jack Johnson on the "Living the Blues Cruise"

Harmonica player/singer T.C. Carr and the Catch got the spirit of the South going on. Black Shoes (TC) opens with a blue boogie -- and ode to past blues masters -- that's got a little of that Skynyrd edge, and Carr's pack-a-day vocals are taut and tough when he's shouting it out. Black Shoes covers a lot of ground: here a beautiful, soulful ballad with plaintive horns drifting out into the Gulf Coast night and there a good old four-to-the-floor harp stomp. These Florida boys do blues-rock the right way, their Gator-tough rock instincts giving the music a jolt without knocking it from the soulful mission of delivering stirring music that is more than the sum of its parts. Guitarist Lenny Austin wrote many of the tunes, while others are old swamp rock and soul chestnuts. Carr gives the drummer (Dennis McCarthy) some on a few cuts, while bassist Mondo Bizarro leads the way on Jesse Ed Davis' goofy "Bacon Fat." A fine female vocal chorus (Velma Pinnace, Myra Cherry and Janie Richards) adds a touch of silk to several songs. Very strong stuff. Rates 5 stars *****

-Blues Access Magazine

TC Carr & Bolts of Blue

TC Carr can be found playing all around the Tampa Bay Area, whether he's joining forces with other bands and lending his talents or fronting his Bolts of Blue Band, you can be sure to catch him at area venues such as the Hideaway Cafe, the Ale & the Witch and Ka'Tiki.

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St Petersburg, Florida
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