The Undiscovered: Danny Joe Carter

Danny Joe Carter


Striving For The Big Time

Las Vegas guitarist Danny Joe Carter submitted a demo CD-R containing three songs designed to display his six string technique. Using a sparse drum machine backing and some basic metal/hard rock grooves, Carter emphasized the lead and solo aspects of his highly-developed, knuckle-busting chops. Elements of Paul Gilbert's and George Lynch's styles can be heard throughout the tracks, which include "Y2K", "Roundup" and "Panzer". Carter would be helped by finding a great writing and recording partner, as his ideas are solid and he can obviously handle any guitaristic challenges that might come his way.


Starting on air guitar at age three using a Hot Wheels racing track, Danny Joe waited ten more years to pick up his first real axe. His early influences included Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent and Joe Perry, followed by Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. Danny Joe taught himself to play guitar, taking the old school approach -- 10-12 hours a day of slow and precise playing, making every note count and feeling everything he played. He now has over 20 years of guitar playing under his belt.

Carter's main goal at this time is to get his music to as many people as he can, particularly in Europe and Japan. He would like to pick up some endorsements and then audition for some major bands. Carter's final aim is to be signed to a major label.

Contact Information

Danny Joe Carter
3001 Lake East Drive, #1204
Las Vegas, NV 89117
United States