Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a "musical ace," keyboardist/composer/arranger/music director Carl Byron was raised in Cambodia, Congo, Mozambique, Turkey and the US. He studied with Aurelio de la Vega at California State University, Northridge and was composer-in-residence at the Elkhorn Music Festival and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
Carl is available for local & touring performances, recording (incl. demos), sidelining, arranging/orchestrating/music direction and other musical services. He is also available to teach rock/R&B/country/Americana-style piano/keyboards and practical music theory for singer/songwriters. He doubles on accordion, melodica and pan-pipes.
Carl is a professional keyboardist and composer with formal academic training (B.A. music composition) and wide-ranging real-world experience performing and/or recording with a diverse array of indie & major label artists and producers in many musical genres.
Artists that Carl has worked with include: Anne McCue, Michelle Shocked, Jim Lauderdale, Ben Vaughn, Spencer Davis Group, The Young Dubliners, Tony Gilkyson, Mike Stoller & Gerry Goffin, Bo Diddley, Low And Sweet Orchestra, Manda Mosher, Duane Jarvis, Donna Loren and Grant Langston among others.
Producers that Carl has recorded with include: Dusty Wakeman, Ben Vaughn, David Kahne, Moris Tepper, David Baerwald, Anne McCue, Ron Fair, Val Garay, Ed Tree, Ira Ingber, Marvin Etzioni, Eric Corne, and Rich McCulley among others.
Carl is reliable, hard working, easy to get along with and a quick study. Carl's rates are negotiable, based on your project & circumstances. Paid situations only, please.