Was It Only A Dream

from by Charlie McCarter

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This music is free and may be downloaded, shared, copied, scattered, smothered, and covered for personal use only. In lieu of paying for this music for your own listening pleasure, please consider a small donation to JDRF. They are doing great work to eradicate Type-1 Diabetes, which affects my son, and you can probably claim it on your taxes and feel good about yourself in the process! midtennessee.jdrf.org

PS - if you're a Dell Inc employee, log into the Powering The Possible website to donate - they will match dollar for dollar!

visit me at www.charliemccarter.com
download at: soundcloud.com/charliemccarter/sets/a-shot-in-the-arm

This album is dedicated to my beautiful & talented wife, Jen - when i told her i wanted to get these songs down, she told me to do it and do it right and didn't bat an eye at any late night studio trips or checks written for the project - i love you!

"A Shot In The Arm"
Coffee Cup
Right Now With You
Something New
You Left Me Hanging *
4th of July **
Was It Only A Dream
Everyone But Me **
Lowcountry Blues

All songs written by Charlie McCarter except as noted
All songs published by Crushed By A Dwarf (BMI), except as noted
*Written by Charlie McCarter and Bryan Landers (BMI) | bryanlanders.com
**Written by Charlie McCarter & Edward O'Day (ASCAP) | projectdaybreak.com

2013. All rights reserved. May not be licensed, sold, or used publicly without express written permission.

Charlie McCarter: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars | charliemccarter.com
David Lemonds: drums, percussion, harmony vocals on "Right Now With You" & "Coffee Cup"
David Santos: electric & upright bass | davidsantos.com
Michael Flynn: keyboards, piano, organ, wurlitzer, accordian, harmony vocals on "Coffee Cup" | slowrunnermusic.com
Mike Sivilli: electric guitar on "Everyone But Me" | dangermuffinmusic.com
David Pinkston: pedal steel
Jason Roller: fiddle | magicshackdemos.com
Junkyard Horns:
Chris West: saxophone| jazzmanic.com
Jon-Paul Frappier: trumpet
Oscar Utterstrom: trombone
Julie Lee: harmony vocals | julielee.org
Rick Alexander: harmony vocals on "Right Now With You"

Produced by David Lemonds and Charlie McCarter
Engineered by David Lemonds for Elite Productions
Mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering | independentmastering.com
Recorded at Dave's home studio and in various studios & bedrooms in TN & SC, with additional vocal recording at EM2 | exmeromotu.co
Horn arrangements by Chris West
Graphic design, photography, and layout by Erick Anderson | eafoto.com

Charlie would like to thank Jen, Duncan, Lila, & Rufus: my beautiful family
Mom & Dad, James & Lisa & the girls, & my McCarter, Kerns, Sloan, & Fairall families: love, love, love
The Biscuit Boys: Steven Sandifer, Scott Simontacchi, Boo Walker, & Drew Breakey...& Bryan Landers: thank you for always pushing me to be better
Dave Lemonds: couldn't have done this without you, bro - thanks for being a great partner, drummer, & friend
Dave Santos: stories & jokes amongst the bass notes
David Pinkston: is there anything you can't do?
Edward O'Day: thanks for the Steely Dan bridges
Michael Flynn: magic in those fingers & ears
Mike Sivilli: "Tone for Days"
The Junkyard Horns: Chris, JP, Oscar: thanks for the tiny basement tracks
Jason Roller: the Magic Shack man!
Julie Lee: love you, your voice, your art, & your presence
Bryan Landers: thanks for redesigning my song
Paul & Ryan Westbrook: thanks for helping me start this project long ago -- you guys rock (& roll)
Kent Wagner: thanks for allowing me to learn from your collection of music
Paul Lohr: thanks for taking a chance on me & the ongoing education
Mark Montgomery: a truth-teller if i ever knew one - thanks for the musical, personal, & professional generosity
Alex Sejdinaj: tracking in a foreign space made easy
EM2 Studio: what a beautiful place
Clyde Padgett: this project is largely in part a success for me based on what i learned from our previous project - thank you
Middle TN JDRF: thanks Mary Lyn & Alex - very proud to partner with y'all - find that cure!
Nat Guy: yes, master...err...webmaster
Erick Anderson: a true friend & great designer
Dell Inc & my great co-workers for giving me the means to self-fund this
My friends, extended families, & all the music venues in Greenville, Charleston, & Nashville
Special thanks to my many musical buddies I've shared homes, stages, & rehearsals with over the years -- there's a lot of you!

Dave would like to thank Charlie for allowing me to work with him on his bucket list. Also the great musicians who made my job so much easier. Mark and Alex over at EM2: you guys rock! Pete Young at Studio 19 for being that extra set of ears for me.
Last but not least, my studio dog Claudette!


from A Shot In The Arm, released November 16, 2013



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Charlie McCarter Nashville, Tennessee

This new collection of songs is representative of the influences on Charlie from his Carolina upbringing, his love of classic singer/songwriters, and his desire to rock & roll.

His son has Type-1 Diabetes, so he’s giving it away for free and asking folks to drop some dimes on Middle TN JDRF instead. They’re a great outfit who’s raising awareness & funds to eradicate this disease!
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