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Beginning at 12:00 Noon Central Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -5) Sunday, June 28th tune in worldwide to a LIVE STREAM of Flood Aid TX to help raise funds for the thousands of people who were affected by the Central Texas Flooding. 4 stages! 25 performances! Bill Carter & The Blame take the Dell Main Indoor Stage at 3:45pm and around 8:15pm Bill joins in the Main Event Jam with performances by the Shiny Ribs, Ray Benson, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen and many more!

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TICKETS: http://www.floodaidtx.org/tickets.html

Flood Aid TX


Hello Everybody...

Tune in to watch Bill Carter & The Blame on Texas Music Scene TV hosted by my old friend, Ray Benson. In Austin, you can watch the episode on KEYE-TV/CBS. It airs at 11:30 AM Saturday, June 6th and again at 11:30 PM on Sunday, June 7th. For broadcasts in other markets nationwide, check your local listing or click here:

We had a great time playing Kerrville Folk Festival last week. Having a huge amount of fun playing Saxon Pub in Austin a couple of Tuesdays a month through July. Looking real forward to performing at Fischer Haus in Fischer, Texas on July 25th. Make your reservations now for music, camping, food and fun. We kick off August down on the coast in Galveston at the legendary haunt the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Also in August a Pacific Northwest tour, which includes Moonfest in Quilicene, Wa., Vashon Island, Bremerton, Seattle, etc.

Come see me when you can.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo BC


Hello Friends, Fans and Family….

I've been having a great time playing lately in Dallas, Houston, and of course Austin. Just finished doing a couple of shows for SXSW this week at The Dogwood and Continental Club in Austin……Very festive, great receptive audiences. The Kessler Theatre in Dallas is one of my favorite venues, did a show there last week. I always love performing there. The Houston Continental Club, is as cool and funky as the one in Austin. Went down a couple of weeks ago with the band for the first time, can't wait to return, very cool joint, good scene. Be back in Houston May 7th at Discovery Green, an outdoor park gig. I know this will be a great event. (FREE)!!! Come see me when you can.

Peace, Love and Happiness,


Support Bill's New CD on Kickstarter!

"Play On" is an original (mostly acoustic) CD with some of my favorite tunes that I, and Ruth and I, have written together.

We're raising funds to be able to print up copies of a new CD (PLAY ON). Its already recorded, and artwork is done... We're excited about these 11 new original tunes, and cant wait for you to hear them.....So we need a minimal amount of funds to press and nationally promote this project.... I really want to be able to play live for any fans anywhere, and this will help make that economically possible....Thank you all very much....peace....BC

> Visit the Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1489156473/bill-carter-play-on


Los Angeles Film Festival includes Bill Carter's award-winning video for "Anything Made of Paper" directed by Brandon Ray & Pat Kondelis

"'Anything made of paper' was what visitors were allowed to bring Damien Echols in prison, yet Carter's song - which played over the closing credits of 'West of Memphis' - focuses on everything else the falsely accused prisoner received in time: life, freedom, love, and dignity." - "Anything Made of Paper" - Top 50 Songs of 2013 - American Songwriter

"Anything Made of Paper" is an original song Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth Carter wrote for Damien Echols, of the West Memphis Three, and his wife Lorri Davis when Damien was on death row. The animated music video has been well-received at film festivals this year and will be screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday, June 13, at 9:30 p.m. Additional screenings and awards include:

  • Best Music Video, Rincon International Film Festival, Puerto Rico
  • Best Music Video , Irvine International Film Festival, California.
  • Best Animated Film, Best Directing in an Animated Film, and Best Editing in an Animated Film, Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival
  • The Palm Beach International Film Festival
  • Bare Bones Film and Music Festival
  • Knoxville Film and Music Festival

"Anything Made of Paper" was released on the 2013 solo album "Unknown"; written by Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth Carter features musicians:

  • Bill Carter: vocals, acoustic 6-string and acoustic 12-string
  • A: bass
  • Mike Thompson: piano, accordion
  • Joey Malone: cig fiddle
  • Rob Klonel: drums, percussion
  • Johnny Depp: electric lap steel, electric guitar


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Bill Carter on Late Show with David Letterman

Click here to check out Bill's performance of "Anything Made Of Paper" on Late Show with David Letterman on 2/21/12.
Click here to watch Bill's interview with David Letterman

Carter/Depp stream "State Trooper"

Check out the stream of Springsteen's "State Trooper" over at MSN Entertainment's "Reverb" blog >


Texas Monthly to feature Bill Carter in March issue

Texas MonthlyCheck out the Bill Carter feature in the March issue of Texas Monthly - on newsstands in late February 2013.


"Unknown" is out now:


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"West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice" out now:

Voices For JusticeCheck out Bill's "Anything Made Of Paper" and "Road To Nowhere", from the "West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice", the album inspired by the acclaimed "West Of Memphis" documentary. Purchases of the album in part directly benefit the West Memphis Three.

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Paste - Song Premiere of "That's What I'm Doin' Here"

AOL Spinner01/08/12 - Paste Magazine's Song Premier features "That's What I'm Doin' Here" - Read more and listen to a stream of the full track here >


"West Of Memphis" - in theaters 12/25/12

West Of Memphis"West of Memphis" is in theaters 12/25 in New York and Los Angeles! Bill Carter’s “Anything Made of Paper” is featured in the film and is on the album, "West of Memphis: Voices for Justice". Purchases of the album in part directly benefit the West Memphis Three.

Find theaters and more release dates here >


AOL Spinner "MP3 of the Day" features Bill Carter

AOL SpinnerONE DAY ONLY - 12/4/12 - AOL Spinner featured "Anything Made Of Paper" as the FREE MP3 download of the day.


Entertainment Weekly's EW.com features exclusive premiere of "Anything Made of Paper."

EW.comHighlighted on the site's popular Music Mix blog, hear the song Bill Carter penned for the West Memphis 3 saga and the associated documentary, "West Of Memphis".


Unknown - the new album
"Unknown", the new album by Bill Carter contains 14 extraordinary new songs, including “Anything Made Of Paper”, from the film and soundtrack of the upcoming documentary "West Of Memphis".

Click here to stream audio samples from the new album >


PBS Series "Arts In Context" airs Bill Carter Biography


Episode: Bill Carter & The Blame - Part documentary, part performance, this episode features Texas music legend Bill Carter. Carter and his wife Ruth Ellsworth write songs, an incredible amount of songs, including some of the biggest hits by The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bill Carter & The Blame is a Texas supergroup with a rotating all-star lineup that has been performing Bill and Ruth's songs for decades.

Click here to watch it at krlu.org, PBS Austin.