Possessing a voice at once adept at soul, rock, pop, and folk, Valerie Carter had a successful career as a solo artist and in-demand backup singer. Beginning her career singing in coffee houses as a teenager, she eventually became one-third of the short-lived country-folk band Howdy Moon. Though they debuted at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974, their one album became fairly obscure. It is notable, however, for the Carter-penned song "Cook with Honey," later a minor hit for Judy Collins, and for the introduction of Carter to Lowell George, who produced the album. A mentor to her until his death in 1979, George introduced Carter to Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and many other artists she would work with throughout her career. Her first solo album, Just a Stone's Throw Away, featured an impressive array of guest artists from ...
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Just a Stone's Throw Away 1977 Just a Stone's Throw Away
 
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The Way It Is 1996 The Way It Is
 
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