Dru

Dru Carter Music

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Lyricist, Poet, Father

Dru Carter grew up listening to Bob Dylan records with his parents and younger brother & sister, living partially off the land in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.  Dru’s dad strummed an old 1959 Martin acoustic and his mom had a love for the piano which kept music flowing through their home full-time.

Sometime in 1987, Dru saw the movie “Crossroads” and was immediately captivated by the strange and wonderful things a guitar could do.  Dru’s dad pulled out the old Martin, demonstrated the only country riff he knew, and that was that.  A year later, at age 13, Dru had formed a band and by the time he was 14 played his first gig in front of 300 people at a battle of the bands.  Dru’s version of Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel” brought a lot of attention but “Ice Cream Man” by Van Halen was always his Mom’s favorite.

Throughout high school and college, Dru played gigs all over upstate New York, singing lead and playing bass in a three-piece cover band – often using the late-night bar venues as an opportunity to showcase some original music as well.  A year out of college, Dru moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and recorded his first solo project.  The resulting album of original music, Songs from State Route 30, became an experimental stepping stone for Dru’s first fully-produced album, Freeway Indian Summer, released in 2000.

Dru has lived in Breckenridge, Colorado with his wife and two sons for the past 10 years, and is currently working on his next album.

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