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Renowned singer-songwriter comes to Vashon

Legendary musician Bill Carter will perform on Friday.  - Jim Chapin Photo
Legendary musician Bill Carter will perform on Friday.
— image credit: Jim Chapin Photo

Vashon Events Special Performance series is bringing renowned guest musician Bill Carter with Scott MacDonald and Peter Pendras to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Carter, who played in the band “P” along with Johnny Depp, has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife Ruth Ellsworth.

Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose rendition of Carter’s song “Crossfire” became a mega-hit, The Counting Crows, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ruth Brown, John Anderson and Waylon Jennings.

Known to rock with other supercharged names like Keith Richards and Lyle Lovett, Carter is also pals with Vashon’s Ian Moore, formerly of Austin.

Carter will also perform for Moore’s birthday show at the Triple Door on Saturday. Word on the street is if Moore is on the island Friday,  he just might drop by the Bike.

There is no cover charge for the show, and it is open to all ages until 11 p.m., then 21 and older after that.


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