Carter Smolik

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Carter Smolik is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and -- despite his best intentions -- also holds a graduate degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis. He has played guitar…
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Carter Smolik is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and -- despite his best intentions -- also holds a graduate degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis. He has played guitar in bands large and small, and all of them are almost entirely unknown. Although he somehow manages to hold down a day job as a multimedia specialist for a small Midwestern company, he continues to work on musical endeavors at home, in the studio, and occasionally on the stage as well. While his first loves are in the realm of popular music and its variants, he also enjoys and appreciates jazz and classical music on a regular basis. ~ Carter Smolik

Desert Island Discs (in no particular order)

1. Revolver, the Beatles

2. Tusk, Fleetwood Mac

3. Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin

4. Workbook, Bob Mould

5. Hejira, Joni Mitchell

6. Who's Next, the Who

7. Lovers Lane, the Go-Betweens

8. Murmur, R.E.M.

9. Rumour and Sigh, Richard Thompson

10. Let It Bleed, Rolling Stones

11. The Soul Cages, Sting

12. Tim, the Replacements

13. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Derek & the Dominos

14. Louder Than Bombs, the Smiths

15. Walk On, John Hiatt

16. Freedom, Neil Young

17. Out of the Cradle, Lindsey Buckingham

18. Graceland, Paul Simon

19. Suicaine Gratifaction, Paul Westerberg

20. Wildflowers, Tom Petty

21. Late for the Sky, Jackson Browne

22. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

23. Oh Mercy, Bob Dylan

24. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight,

Richard and Linda Thompson

25. Copper Blue, Sugar