About Carter Sampson
Oklahoma City, OK
Carter Sampson is one of Oklahoma City’s most dynamic singer-songwriters. Blessed by a musical legacy from a family that includes such talents as Roy Orbison, Carter’s journey as a musician seems to have been predestined. A naturally independent free spirit, what started as a pass-time at age 15 had matured into a dedicated passion of creation and performance. Her empowering, relatable and appealing music has garnered her an incredibly diverse and loyal fan base. Audiences and sound engineers alike find that appearances can be deceiving as this diminutive figure delivers a powerful and compelling performance. Carter has made several appearances at the songwriter’s Mecca, The Blue Door, opening for Patrice Pike, Christine Kane and Susan Gibson. Susan penned “wide Open Spaces” which catapulted the Dixie Chicks into success. She co-headlined a show there with Kristie Stremel and was also invited to The Blue Door to play along side Ray Wylie Hubbard and Kevin Welch in 2003 and 2004 for their Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie. Her radio debut was made on 107.7 FM’s “For the Sake of the Song” radio show with “I’ll Be Around”. Carter also plays many outdoor festivals which have included Amnesty International’s “Groovefest”, the Paseo Arts Festival, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts and has performed twice at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK. Nationally, Carter has entertained in the subways of Boston creating a following there that quickly led to club dates in Boston and Cambridge including Leslie College, MA. She toured Texas and Oklahoma with Bitch and Animal of Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records.
November 2008 has brought the release of her fourth album "Good for the Meantime" recorded with Travis Linville at DirtyBird Studios and mastered by Garrett Hines at Treelady studios