Carl Dylan

Online Price: 
$12.00
At the Door: 
$15.00
Performed at Steve's: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 7:30pm

Single tickets $12    Table for 2 $25      SPECIAL! Table for 4 only $40!

Due to political unrest his family moved to Zaire with the intention of relocating to America. After Carl's father secured work in Knoxville, TN he returned to Zaire to collect the family; however the government refused to allow Carl's father to return to the States with his family. In spite of this obstacle, the family's local church spirited Carl's father out of the country, hiding beneath a blanket in the back of a taxi. A few short months later, the church, and its community members collected funds necessary to assist the family (Carl, age 9, his mom and his two younger twin brothers, age 7) to escape to the United States and join their father.

While Carl was attending Oglethorpe University in 2002, he picked up a guitar and a pen, on a whim, and soon discovered his gift as a musician and singer/songwriter. His passion for song writing has continued to grow with each newly learned chord.

Each time Carl takes the stage, it's as if a dear friend, or a beloved relative, has walked into your living room, sat down on your couch, and has begun to share lyrics with you that speak directly to your core. Words move around you, calling you to action. His intentional lyrics to love deeper, fight harder, and chase with more fervor fix audiences to their seats, encouraging them to feel the words as their own.

Carl's witty commentary during performances keeps the audience engaged, while enhancing the intimate, familiar, yet unexplored tone of Carl's songs.

Carl lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife & mini horse Sava. He has shared the stage with local singer/songwriters Paper Lights, Kurt Scobie, and Mondo Davis.

Influences such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, David Gray, and The Civil Wars have lead Carl to create a sound unique to him, yet that has a quality of desirable familiarity emanating from within each melody.

When Carl isn't in the recording studio or performing you can find him staring longingly at the Ben and Jerry's shelf in the freezer section of his local grocery store, or fervently cheering on his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.

His new album released in 2011, A Beautiful War. It has been met with rave reviews and is based on a quote from The Brothers Karamazov that says, 

 
Opening Act: 
Steve Baskin

 

 

Steve Baskin | Scott Shiflett

On his 2006 release, I Sometimes Think, Steve Baskin played every instrument on the album – from guitars to drums to keyboards to mandolin and everything in between.  

His second release in 2009, Naked, featured some great musicians that brought the power pop and Americana tunes to life.  Catch Me If You Can climbed to the 10th most added song, according to FMQB, and found airplay in more than 50 markets across the US.  Baskin made radio appearances and opened for Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) in support of Naked.

Describing Steve’s first record as “a poppy blend of groove and soul with a nice slice of edge”, The Valdosta Daily Times contended that Naked was "both more raw in its emotional impact while more refined in its musicianship and production. This second CD maintains a pop quality fueled with a charging rock attitude. And it’s just some unvarnished great music.”

For the past year, Steve has been paired up with guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Scott Shiflett.  The two are finishing up the writing for their upcoming release.  As with Naked, the songs cover a spectrum of musical styles and are intended to work as a soundtrack for Baskin's latest screenplay.

A South Georgia native, Steve Baskin began his musical career fronting Hugo a Gogo, a 10-piece R&B band that played with greats including Sam & Dave, The Shirelles, Carla Thomas, Mary Wells, Archie Bell and Percy Sledge. The band opened for The Beach Boys on their 25th anniversary tour.  

Most recently, Steve was the guitarist and vocalist for Cindy Wilson's (B52s) first solo effort.  They played festivals and made television appearances while sharing the stage with artists like Mike Mills, Edwin McCain, Don McLean and Mothers Finest.  In the thrill of a lifetime, Steve had the honor of being on stage during live national broadcast playing "May the Circle be Unbroken" with June Carter Cash and Family.