Get ready for an organic music experience that will stimulate your body, mind and spirit! T-Carter and Kosmoknot is an Atlanta, GA based rock band with fused elements of blues, Americana, country and soul that is truly refreshing. You'll be satisfied at each corner with tight grooves, unique chord structures and charming progressive movements.
Trevor Carter is an up-and-coming songwriter/guitarist that is making a mark in the Atlanta area. He started his music career at the age of 6 when he would sit in with his father's band in Valdosta, GA. After years of studying different styles of music and forming bands, he was able to hit the road thanks to Epitaph Records in 2006. He spent the next few years writing and performing with artist all over the southeast. On the search for more like-minded musicians, Trevor moved to Atlanta, GA in 2013 where his band was able to share the stage with King's X and work with other great artists. His current project T-Carter and Kosmoknot can be seen at Festivals and Venues all around the Southeast United States.
Brandon was born in Valdosta, GA and has spent his life playing, writing, and performing music. At the age of 17, Brandon and his father, Mark Swift, formed an acoustic duo which eventually morphed into the regionally touring band, Strawberry Nixon. Strawberry Nixon toured the southeastern United States playing hundreds of shows and shared the stage with a variety of notable acts including Molly Hatchet, Vanilla Ice, Afroman, Andy Griggs, and Great White. After signing a record deal with Backspace Records in Atlanta, GA Brandon went on to tour the US and Europe to promote his solo music. After reconecting with his old friend Trevor, years after attending high school together, Brandon joined T-Carter and Kosmoknot.
Joe was born into a musical family where his Mom and Dad made the rounds picking at backyard picnics, hog roasts and barn dances. Joe learned to play the bass and sing at age 7. At 15 he started touring with a group of talented siblings, Matt and Robyn Rolf and played from coast to coast as he cut his teeth on country music and living on the road. After this great experience, Joe then spread his wings joining the Air Force for his tour of duty. A decorated Veteran, Joe has been a backup singer and bass player for many great artists as well as an accomplished session player. Joe's debut CD, "Take me with you" had a top ten single on the Armed Forces Radio Network, Soldier of Uncle Sam. Soon after it's release Joe formed The Last Free Exit Band, a group of hard playing professional stage killers. He bought a tour bus and hit the road with a vengeance, touring over 250 dates a year for over 10 years. Joe’s live show, which is full of energy and variety, has been compared to the likes of great performers like Garth Brooks and Chris Ledoux.
Jon Lorentz began his professional music prowl at a young age in Buffalo, NY with what began as an alternative rock covers project. His focus shifted quickly to original compositions after discovering an affectivity for songwriting. Picking up steam opening for national acts and headlining at colleges and establishments across the North East, he brought his writing talents to Los Angeles where he spent eight years performing and touring the country with Marcus Very Ordinary, Daniel Ahearn, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and other various projects. In 2013, Lorentz started a family, returning home to NY where he revisited his cover music roots as a sought-after performer at piano bars, restaurants, weddings and private events. Other jobs included singing at senior living facilities and a season as the organist for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. The summer of 2017 found Lorentz and his family relocating to Atlanta, where he continues to entertain at public and private venues all across Georgia.
Casey O'Brien Crogan is a pro drummer that has worked hard to become first call for performance, instruction, and studio session work in Atlanta and southeast. Over the past decade, Casey has toured internationally and has recorded or shared the stage with 2012 Georgia Music Award "Best Male Vocalist" recipient Davin McCoy and also with 6-time Grammy nominated artist Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd (violinist for John Legend, Nicki Minaj) and legends such as Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck), Chuck Leavell (Allman Bros./Rolling Stones/John Mayer), Randall Bramblett (Athens Legend, Widespread Panic), hip hop greats Killer Mike (Outkast) and Gorilla Zoe and many, many others.
Born and Raised in Miami-Dade county,Luis began playing drums at the age of 14. His professional career began when he started playing clubs at 17 with a metal band he and his friends had formed. However his true education and development didn't start until he attended Miami Dade community college. Here he was exposed to Jazz, Gospel and Latin/Afro-Cuban rhythm and movements. Studying under his friend and mentor Yoel Del Sol a percussionist who at that time had just escaped from Cuba and was teaching at the college. Yoel was a student of the great "Changuito". Changuito revolutionized the Cuban music landscape by creating the rhythm called "Songo". This was heavily influenced by American funk and gospel Rhythms. Luis was taught in this curriculum which would become the bedrock of his personal style of playing. He then went on to form the band "Distracted by Light" with Members Lexi Southern( session vocalist and arranger)and Doug Wimbish (bass player: Living Colour, Tackhead, Mos Def, Mick Jagger and The Sugar Hill gang). Luis also had the honor of playing with Lauren Hill as a percussionist and trap set player. Now a member of the Kosmoknot rhythm section, he brings his unique style of Caribbean funk and southern swing to this group of tremendous players and writers.