Carr, Joe


  • From Dallas, Texas. Lived and worked in Levelland, Texas.
  • 1974, formed Texas band called Roanoke.
  • 1977-1982, worked with The Country Gazette (with Alan Munde and Roland White).
  • 1984, joined the faculty of South Plains College (Levelland, Texas) as a “bluegrass specialist” in the commercial music program. He is founder of the school’s “Camp Bluegrass” which is held in July of each year.
  • 1994, formed a duo with Alan Munde.
  • 2003, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He continues to teach music at South Plains College.
  • Has produced numerous instruction books for guitar and mandolin for Mel Bay Publishing. He also writes frequently for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
  • 2014, died at the age of 63.