Ham Jam House -Concert

Carter Beckworth & Steve Bernal Concert
02/19/2015. 01/18/2013, 07/30/2012 & 05/03/2012

Carter Beckworth & Steve Bernal will play a fine acoustic concert on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, at 7:00 PM.

Carter Beckworth is a musician from Austin, Texas. He released his debut album, Fairweather Grace in 2007. He is also the lead vocalist of the Pop/Rock band, Baker Hotel, with whom he has released two albums, 2008's Baker Hotel, and Hard To Prove (2010).

Beckworth's self-titled follow-up to Fairweather Grace was released on August 23, 2011. His newer work is showcased in a truly unique new style, combining R&B, jazz, and electronic elements that highlight Beckworth’s songwriting prowess in a surprisingly organic, if modern-sounding product.


The Players...
-- Carter Beckworth: Guitar, Vocals

“Beckworth’s voice is smooth, with just the right amount of soulful grit to his songs that build from their solid singer-songwriter frameworks into rootsy guitar driven pop.”
-- Andrew Dansby, The Houston Chronicle

Beckworth regularly performs both as a solo artist and with Baker Hotel, showcasing his skills in multiple contexts. He has shared the stage with such noteworthy performers as Randy Rogers, Carolyn Wonderland, Bob Schneider, Bruce Robison, Black Oak Arkansas, Mike McClure, Micky and the Motorcars, and The Resentments.

His acoustic performances feature moving ballads that discover the songwriter within, a skeleton of the larger-than-life persona he has cultivated on the big stage.

Beckworth's Press...
"His name is well-known to fans of the hit single, “Mabel,” which played on over 200 radio stations and was selected to appear in two independent films. He is a noted musician who has been critically praised for both his solo work and as the lead vocalist of his band, Baker Hotel."
-- Callie Daniels, The Daily Mississippian

"Pop poignancy with a whiskey edge.."
-- Andrew Bennett, Maroon Weekly

"Expect to be charmed and entertained"
-- Mixed Cohesion Magazine

"A talented singer and guitar player"
-- Austin Monthly

"Their sound is reminiscent of ground breakers like Pearl Jam, ZZ Top, and Guns N' Roses."
-- Aaron Porter, Study Breaks Magazine

"Songwriter Carter Beckworth starts with a clear, clean concept of melody and an accessible, light touch with lyrics."
- Michael Barnes, Austin360.Com

"Baker Hotel produces a sound unlike any other. Frontman Carter Beckworth's unparalleled songwriting is complemented by driving guitar work that results in 'A top pic of local bands to go listen to in Austin"
-- Ben Barnes, TexasBeerMaps.Com

Discography...

"Carter Beckworth" album...
1.Hold My Breath
2.Mabel
3.Ondine
4.You Will Grow Up
5.Let Me Help
6.Again
7.Why Not
8.Alexa's Atlas
9.Let Me Help
10.Months Across The Ocean


-- Steve Bernal: Fretless bass, loops and cello

Steve's list of accomplishments and credits reads like an atlas. From collaborations with eclectic pop artists such as Bill Callahan, Graham Reynolds, and Argentine guitarist Federico Aubele, to performances with the University Orchestra of U.T., Austin Symphony Orchestra, Imbroglio String Quartet, and avant garde artists Pauline Oliveros and Arnold Dreyblatt, among many others. His compositions have been featured in the PBS documentary series "State of Tomorrow" and, as performed by Steve, in First Night Austin New Year's Eve Celebrations of '07 & '08. He has been touring with Alejandro Escovedo, Monte Montgomery, the Killer Bees and Abra Moore, among many others.


Links...
http://Carter's website/
http://Steve's website/


Concert...
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!