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Carl Gustave - Guitarist, Singer/ Songwriter,Producer

 

 

In the rhythmic sanctuary of St. Lucia, Carl Gustave thrives with his music in his new ocean view studio - a testament to a songwriter and artist reborn. Here, against the backdrop of azure waters and swaying palms, every performance is a fête, and the vibe is electric. Welcome to the tropics, where Carl Gustave is not just playing music—he's curating an experience, with the island serving as both muse and stage.
 

Carl Gustave is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. His musical style is a melting pot of blues, jazz, rock, reggae, and soul with a dash of Latin flavor. He has performed for audiences from around the world either as a solo artist or with a group, delivering his set with conviction and honest emotion.
 

Born in New York of St Lucian parentage, Gustave began his musical journey in Los Angeles, California performing his original music after high school in clubs on the Hollywood strip and other venues around town. David Kitay, a Grammy winning arranger/composer, listened to a demo after an impromptu jam session and ended up producing several songs. These form the heart of Carl’s debut CD: “Too Hard” released in 2002. Before coming to St Lucia, Carl received a Peabody Award in the U.S. for the song: "I Won't Do You No Wrong" which he co-wrote with film composer Richard "Koz" Kozinski. Carl wrote the lyrics, sang, and played lead guitar on the track. This song was first aired on "The ABC After School Special" in 1998. He has performed or recorded with members of the Chick Corea Band, members of the Tuesday Night Music Club, the Don Henley Band (of Eagles fame), Sheila E, David Kitay, David and David, members of Kool and The Gang, Phil Upchurch, Marcus Miller, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Gotlieb, members of Maze, Clarence Clemons, as well as seasoned blues veterans such as John Houston, Louisiana 'Guitar' Red, Coco Montoya, Joe Louis Walker, Bobby Picket, Leon Ruebenhold, and others. He has also performed or worked with many of the top artists and producers in St Lucia and the Caribbean. 

Carl Gustave has been a part of the St Lucia Jazz Festival scene for the last 22 years. He has also performed at other festivals in the Caribbean including Cayenne Jazz, Mustique Blues Festival, the Marie Galante Terre du Blues Festival and as a main stage performer at the St Lucia Jazz Festival in 2010. He was the opener for Shameka Copeland at Soleil Blues in St. Lucia 2018 Festival as well as performing at various clubs in the region.
 

Carl's music can be found at www.carlgustave.com and on most streaming platforms - iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon.

For booking information contact: carlgustave@carlgustave.com, 758-487-0035.