Carl began his musical journey on a home electronic Hammond organ in his early teens. He migrated to Trumpet and then finally found a home playing electric guitar. A mainstay of the Winnipeg Gospel Music scene since the early ’80s, Carl has played for events from the Burton Cummings Theatre to the MTS Centre to being the first guitar player to strike a chord at Investors Group Field.
Carl’s musical influences are broad and varied playing in everything from country to blues to rock to smooth jazz. With the “B” Side Champs, Carl explores the seminal guitar styling of one of his heroes, Steve Cropper.
“B” Side Champs Inspired by classic R&B of the ’60s, the great music coming out of Stax Studios like Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, and the MG’s. The “B” Side Champs honors the past with energy and authenticity.