The Baton Rouge Advocate- Carlton Pride article

Featuring Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion

By:  Natalie Steele


It's going to be a great summer for live music and the Guadalupe River Club has a show coming that will blow your mind.  I recently dropped in the local oyster bar and venue while making the rounds, and caught the last set of one of the best acts to come through the Texas Hill Country...Carlton Pride and Mighty Zion.  Carlton Pride is, in fact, the son of country music legend, Charley Pride.  When you see this band you'll know that you are in the presence of deep seeded talent and the musicians of the Mighty Zion are the real deal as well.  Carlton started in the music industry as a recording engineer and sound tech for his father.  In 1995 Carlton left from Dallas, Texas for San Marcos to start his first reggae project.  The band started playing the local circuit and headlined the Bob Marley Festival nationwide from 1996 to 2003 and continued to tour the US.  In 2000, the band traveled to Jamaica to record the 'What You Need' album with Rude Dog records at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston.  Carlton has shared the stage with the Wailers, String Cheese Incident, and was the first reggae act to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  Carlton and Zion will be back on June 4th with a show that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS.  Guadalupe River Club has live music every weekend, open mic nites, and a pickin' on the porch jam circle every Sunday with Dale Rice.  The Guadalupe River Club is THE place for oysters and has a fantastic full menu of seafood, gumbo, and is open for lunch and dinner.  Summer is here and the River Club does overlook the Guadalupe, enjoy your meal inside or out on the patio.  They're located at 1483 Junction Hwy. in Kerrville, and for more information or to place an order to go you can always call them at 830-896-3354.