Born: October 13, 1955 Primary Instrument: Guitar
John R. Carey, a Chicago Native and now Palm Springs resident has been compared to the likes of Guitar Legends, Jimmy Hendricks, and Carlos Santana by fans and locals.
He has mesmerized audiences nationwide with his rhythmic, warm, sultry, soulful sounds and thought provoking lyrics while maintaining a delicate balance of the classical sounds of jazz, soul, blues, and R&B, with some new finely-tuned mysterious mixtures
He cultivated his craft at the Chicago Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. In the early 70*s and began his career as an electric guitarist and vocalist. His versatility shows in his ability to play drums and percussion, keyboard and bass.
John has recorded 4 independently released CD’s (2000,“Passion”, 2003 “Doves Of Paradise” 2007,” The John Carey Xperiance and 2009 co-wrote” What would you do” the play soundtrack,) , wrote and published a children’s book “ Anthony’s New School”, Co-wrote, directed, produced and stared in his own play “What Would You Do?” in 2009 a gospel stage play the premiered at the Santos Manuel Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino University and was sponsored by the Santos Manuel Student Union.
He was also instrumental in launching many events such as celebrity basketball games, fashion shows, concerts festivals, in which he was a PRIVATE CONTRACTOR WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. ETTA JAMES, TIERRIA, WAR, TOWER OF POWER, THE FUNK FESTIVAL, LOCAL TALENT SHOWS, CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAMES, INLAND EMPIRE BLACK MUSIC AWARDS.
In 2007, he began teaching music to children for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Throughout John’s musical journey, he had the opportunity to tour and play with The Chi-Lites and has opened for many musical phenomenon’s at the THE McCALLUM THEATRE such as Natalie Cole, George Benson, & Earth Wind and Fire, Ledisi, Warren Hill, Queen Latifah, Brian Culbertson, Boney James and many more.