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Billy Wayne Cater

Growing up in South Louisiana help to foster the musical sound that is mine today. Though North Louisiana is known for Elvis’ debut on the Louisiana Hayride, Baton Rouge to New Orleans held it’s own rich influences of Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, and many others. My parents listened to Country music in the family car. Naturally I listened to it as well.

Eventually I landed a stereo in my room. Late weekend nights I surfed the AM/FM channels on it listening to local Baton Rouge radio stations, and some of the more powerful New Orleans stations that could be picked up over the 6o mile span. I grew into my own tastes listening to the Eagles, Foreigner, Journey, and a local band named Louisiana LeRoux, to name some of my favorites. I always gravitated toward those who wrote and performed their own material.

My “tennis racquet guitar” would eventually give way to the real thing. I first learned to play on an old department store brand acoustic who’s steel strings would make one easily feel the blues! Learning to play was an act of the will overcoming the pain! I stuck with it because I wanted it badly enough.

As a teenager I got exposed to Blue Grass on some level. Some of the older men at church, who I sat with in church choir practice, invited me to play with their group on occasional get togethers. They were kind enough to let some of their playing rub off on me through these sessions.

I learned to play guitar enough to start trying to imitate my musical heroes. I eventually picked up some other instruments enough to add tracks to my personal mix tapes / demos. As a young man in my 20’s, I quite frequently shared my mix tapes of original songs with my coworkers during lunch. It's not all that different today! :)

I am a simple guy, though my wife swears I am complex, who loves writing and making music! Though what you hear on the songs is my guitar playing, I always feel that I could learn more. I love the instrument! I have also learned enough here and there to add bass, keyboards, harmonica, and some mandolin.

I have written soft ballads, Contemporary Christian music, Pop Country music, Blues music, Rock music, and instrumentals. I have written songs for friend’s relatives based on the relative’s own poetry. I have written songs for weddings and funerals. I have written jingles for satire and work videos.

I would love for you to listen to my writing, playing, and singing. I would like for you to take a little bit of Wayne Cater home with you by way of my music.

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