about Gypsy Carns
Gypsy Carns, The Blues Preacher, started performing in clubs in 1963 and making records in ‘66. He has anointed the United States, Japan, France, England,Germany, Italy, Amsterdam & The Netherlands,China, Brazil and Israel with his vocals, percussion, and eclectic 12-string bottleneck guitar & Dobro prowess. Carns is also known as a blues songwriter, co-penning a Koko Taylor tune with Fred James and Mary Ann Brandon that garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations. Blues Revue states: “Gypsy Carns, A one-man wrecking crew who plays a “stompbox” tambourine / kick drum combination, harp, 12-string resonator guitar….this is hammering, powerful stuff, driven by Carns’ energy and rough-hewn vocals”. In 2008 Gypsy won the distinct honor of “Christian Blues Artist of the Year” at the Momentum Awards in Brentwood, TN. Using the delta-blues musical format, Gypsy combines Messianic lyrics for a unique blend of authentic American music. His energy and commitment are evidenced through his powerful live performances. Caroline Carns was born in Nottingham, England. With a passion for dance from an early age she trained as a professional ballet dancer and performed in England and Europe. Caroline immigrated to the United States where she taught dance in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. She now resides with her husband and pets in Meridian, Mississippi where she continues to teach classical ballet and perform with Gypsy in his Gospel/Blues show. When Gypsy straps on the electric Peavey Power Slide he enlists David Zettler on drums, percussion, and vocals. David is a legendary drummer in the Mississippi area performing all over the United States and Europe. You can see David and Gypsy in action on the "Wells Without Water" video.
posted November 22nd at 10:53am
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