Carman A.D. – Wilderness
Based in Austin, Texas, Carman A.D. is the name under which Drew Carman records, writes and plays music; sometimes playing solo, sometimes with his backing band of cohorts.
Cutting his teeth from 2008 – 2013 touring up to 150+ days a year with Athens, GA based old-time Americana band The Corduroy Road, Carman shared shows and tours with bands such as The Avett Brothers, Futurebirds, Trampled by Turtles, Caleb Caudle, and Greensky Bluegrass. In 2013 he stepped away from music for a career as a greenspace/park designer and moved to Austin, Texas. He may be the first musician in history to move to Austin to actually stop playing music…
Upon arriving in Texas, he surrounded himself with local musicians and continued dipping his toes in shows around town for a few years while working & starting a family. Playing music is like a drug for Carman…he couldn’t simply quit cold turkey.
Now in 2019, we find Carman taking a much more full dive back off the wagon. He’s at it again; playing and recording music at his level best, but now with a renewed sense of experience and fresh intent.
“Solid…anthemic country-twang…bluesy rock swagger.” – Austin360
“A passionate and lovingly recorded set of classic Texas twang.” – OVRLD
“Grounded in the blues…electric Southern power rock style with added production shine by John Calvin Abney.” – Americana Highways
“Rocky, twangy, bluesy Americana…highly infectious with each play.” – AmericanaUK
Release featured in the Americana Music Association Newsletter