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Music: Texas legend Bill Carter at the Muse

Texas singer-songwriter Bill Carter performs Aug. 15 at the Conway Muse.
Texas singer-songwriter Bill Carter performs Aug. 15 at the Conway Muse. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Legendary songwriter and troubadour Bill Carter, a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St., in Conway.

Carter has written hit songs for The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer ( “Why Get Up”), The Counting Crows, John Mayall, and Waylon Jennings, among others.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Ray Vaughan’s only number one hit, “Crossfire,” was written by Carter,which subsequently won Carter an Austin Music Award for Best Song of the Decade.

Carter’s songs, with blended shades of roots, blues, rock and country, with an edge that can swing from rollicking to tender, have appeared in national TV commercials, full-length films and countless network TV series. PBS produced and “Arts in Context” documentary honoring Carter’s legacy and influence on Texas music. The episode won a Lone Star Emmy.

More on him: billcarterandtheblame.com.

Details on the gig: 360-445-3000, conwaymuse.com.

Tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. Brown Paper Tickets

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