Last month, our very own Drew Carman released and co-produced his debut EP titled Wilderness.

Carman A.D., the name under which Drew records, writes, and plays, offers listeners a renewed sense of experience and fresh intent. Having previously toured with the Athens, Georgia old-time Americana band The Corduroy Road, Drew shared shows and toured with bands such as The Avett Brothers, Trampled by Turtles, and Greensky Bluegrass.

Following his stint with The Corduroy Road, Drew moved to Austin, where he changed gears and started his career as a designer working with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He jokes in his bio that “he may have been the first musician in the history of music to move to Austin to actually stop playing music…” Now a licensed Landscape Architect, Drew’s role as Project Manager at RVi not only engages his expertise in parks, but also lets his passion for creating memorable outdoor places shine through.

Nevertheless, since moving to Texas, Drew continued to surround himself with local musicians and artists, dipping his toes in the abundant shows around town. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World after all, and in 2020 he is back to making music.

Wilderness, Carman A.D.’s debut EP is produced by John Calbin Abney (John Moreland, Poolboy) and Drew Carman. The 6-song EP, released January 2020, features a lineup of some of Austin’s most talented and ever hard-grinding musicians including Adam Nurre (Jeremy Pinnell, David Ramirez), Bonne Whitmore, Carson McHone, Bryan McGrath (Aaron McDonnell & The Neon Eagles, Shane Smith & the Saints), Calloway Ritch (Grace Pettis), Sam Kossler (Pat Green), and John Calvin Abney.

You can find Drew’s music on Spotify and other online streaming music services, as well as in-store at Austin’s Waterloo Records and on his website. Live shows are currently on pause for a bit while he and his wife Maria welcome their new baby girl, Ada Marigold!