Nine Questions with Carter Gravett

Name: Carter Gravatt

Birthplace: Staunton, Va

Currently residing: Richmond, Va

Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence: All about the same, I’m still in my first band.

Website: facebook

1.  Who are some of your favourite composers, musicians and bands from the past and present?

REM, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Molsky, Dirk Powell, Son Volt, Edgar Meyer, The Bothy Band, ZZ Top, Calexico, Jeff Beck, John Doyle, Brad Mehldau, David Grier, Matt Flinner, Russ Barenburg, and on and on… 

2.  Is there a particular song or musical passage that never fails to move you emotionally?

David Gilmour’s first solo in Comfortably Numb, Bach’s Prelude to suite #1 (Cello), REM Everybody Hurts 

3.  How would you describe your perfect day?

A cool sunny day outside with my family and an evening playing music with friends.

 4.  What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?

My super powers. Leaping buildings, laser vision, … stuff like that.

 5.  What is your most valued material possession?

My mandolin- Dudenbostal F5 #10

 6.  Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?

Pretty much anyone…Jay Farrar comes to mind though.

 7.  If you could blink your eyes and be in a favourite place right now, where would that place be?


 8.  Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?

Play more with other musicians.

 9. Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?

Still playing music and as happy as i am now.