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Earl (Uncle E) Carter is a Washington, DC based Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist".

In his earlier years, Earl secured a spot as a member of the platinum selling group, Experience Unlimited (commonly known as E.U.), where he recorded music for the soundtrack to “Do The Right Thing", a Spike Lee production and the live music video titled "GoGo Live at the Capital Center". As a result of those experiences, he began getting more involved with studio production. He began to produce musical projects for local and national artists, as well as, co-produce dialogue recordings for such names as Les Brown, Willie Jolley, George Fraser, and famous athletes Jawan Howard, and Nikki McCray. During the late nineties, he recorded guitar and bass parts for multiple producers at Daddy's House in NYC for Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label.

Over the years, Earl has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. As a freelance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Marion Meadows, Michael Lington, Jackiem Joyner, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Tony Terry and Trouble Funk to name a few and has been a performing artist opening act for Parliament Funkadelic, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide and many others.

Earl has performed Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals, The Ghana Jazz Festival and many other televised concerts and events. He has also been the featured performer for many radio stations. As a group, Earl’s band, “The Carter Project" features other world-class musicians and consistently gives the audience a spectacular show. He recently released his new single “Pocket" which is now available via most online download and streaming platforms. 

Earl was the lead guitarist and bassist for two variety groups, contracted for one of the wealthiest men in the world "Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi" to be the featured bands at the five-star hotel "The Sheraton Addis" located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During that time he made several trips to Ethiopia averaging three months per visit (spending six out of twelve months overseas) and returned in 2013 & 2014 for promotional tours. Earl has performed and traveled often over the years and is always looking for his next musical challenge.

Allow yourself to be entertained by one of the greatest to ever do it!!!


Live Performance & Music Lesson Reviews

Review received on 9/19/2022

AMAZING 🤩 Professional and Fun !!!

Earl Carter and his band mates were so good I nearly cried when the evening ended. Consummate professionals but most and more importantly phenomenal musicians. Easy listening funky jazz. Their covers were better than the originals and were a great mix of old and new. Love, LOVE, LOOOVVVEEE ❤️

  • Reviewer: Lien Randle

  • Event Date: September 17th, 2022

  • Services Provided: Jazz Band

  • Rating: 5 out of 5


Review received on 9/26/2017

Gospel Jazz Vespers with The Earl Carter Project

Berean Baptist Church has started a new series, Gospel Jazz Vespers. The Earl Carter Project was one of our first featured artist. They were FANTASTIC!!! The Earl Carter Project was perfect for getting us off to hugely successful start. They were on time and extremely personable and professional. The music was OUTSTANDING!! You can't go wrong with the Earl Carter Project.

  • Reviewer: Natalie Carter

  • Event Date: October 22nd, 2016

  • Services Provided: Christian Band, Gospel Music Group, Guitarist

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

Review received on 9/16/2017

Professional, On Time and Outstanding Performance!!!

I contracted with The Earl Carter Project to perform as the Live entertainment on a new TV Show I was producing. All I can say is they brought the audience to their feet almost every time they played! They played a variety of songs that took the audience on a journey of hits from the past to the present, not missing a beat. Additionally Earl was one on the most professional people I have ever dealt with in the music industry. He early for the set up and sound check and was ready to go when the show started. I will definitely be using him again!!

  • Reviewer: Jrf

  • Event Date: August 5th, 2017

  • Services Provided: Cover Band, Dance Band, Easy Listening Band, Funk Band, Guitarist, Oldies Music, Party Band, R&B Group, Top 40 Band

  • Rating: 5 out of 5


Music Lessons
Ryan Erwin    

Earl is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, goes at your speed, and is incredibly knowledgeable. I strongly recommend Earl to any and all who wish to learn guitar.

Thu Sep 26 2019

Rating: 5 out of 5

John Day    

Had my first lesson with Earl and found him to be a true professional. Very knowledgeable, adjusted the lesson to my skill level and his teaching style is on point. Very glad I selected Earl for my lessons!

Thu Aug 29 2019

Rating: 5 out of 5

Gray Williams

Teacher's Studio

Great learning experience with Earl.

Posted Aug 26, 2019

Rating: 5 out of 5


David M.

Teacher's Studio

I can't say enough good things about Earl's instruction. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented and yet responsive, inspiring, and kind. Rather than applying a narrow and rigid approach to teaching, lessons are built around my abilities and interests and he has taught me new ways of looking at music and playing guitar. I feel very fortunate to be one of his students.

Posted Feb 11, 2019

Rating: 5 out of 5

Aiysha Taylor

Mon Sep 24 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5

Kevin P.

Teacher's Studio

Great experience! Looking forward to more.

Posted Aug 22, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5


Student's Home

Earl is an outstanding guitar teacher. He exudes a passion for playing the guitar that makes learning fun and effective! He is highly recommended.

Posted Jun 22, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5

Chris Schramm    

Earl is a great and patient teacher for all levels.

Thu Apr 05 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5


Teacher's Studio

Earl Carter is extremely knowledgeable, and very patience. You will find that each session is enjoyable yet challenging. I would recommend Him to anyone from the beginner all the way to the more advanced student. If you have the desire to learn the art of music then you will enjoy His instruction. I couldn't ask for a better instructor.

Posted Oct 22, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5

Jocelyn S.

Teacher's Studio

Although I lacked the commitment to follow through with my lessons, Earl's teaching ability is STELLAR!!! In the short time I was taking lessons with him, I learned a lot, relatively quickly.

Posted Sep 18, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5


Teacher's Studio

Aside from being a Master Guitarist himself, he is a Master Teacher! His teaching style is very unique and the little tips and tricks he has taught me has helped me advance as a guitarist by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend him!

Posted Sep 17, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5


Teacher's Studio

To whom it may concern although I've never taken guitar lessons from Mr Carter one thing I can assure you is that he is a great musician and guitarist. His musicianship and his professionalism as well as his personality all adds up to one thing just a great person with a gift from God. I must highly recommend him for any project course of learning guitar or studio project that you may like to have him to work with you on.

C. Huff (Owner, Artist, Booking agent & entertainment consultant) / Huff Productions & entertainment (DC / Hong Kong, China) / 443-240-4421

Posted Sep 17, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5

Denise D.

Teacher's Studio

I had a wonderful first lesson with Earl and I'm looking forward to our next session. He made sure that I fully understood what I had learn in that one hour session including the type of guitar I wanted to use, reading notes and chords, playing a few strings, sitting comfortably, and most importantly, he is patient and he answered my questions by giving me detailed explanations.

Posted Aug 26, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5

Earl is always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Please feel free to connect!