Shawn Carter, 'Boston to Bristol'
Many things changed during the pandemic and for Boston-native comedian Shawn Carter and his wife, that change involved taking on the RV life and accidentally moving to Bristol, Tennessee where Shawn opened the Blue Ridge Comedy Club. Says Shawn, “my wife and I had moved into an RV in February of 2020 and when the world shut down because of covid we ended up living in the town we only planned to visit.” This explains the title of Shawn Carter’s upcoming album Boston to Bristol, which represents his triumphant return with a killer set at Somerville’s The Rockwell.
On the album Shawn talks about the differences he’s noticed between Massachusetts and the South including unique car cultures and suspicious solicitations to go to church, and he shares stories of being an adoptive father and second husband. It’s about differences geographically, but according to Shawn, it’s also about “where I came from academically, financially, and religiously in my younger days and how in many cases that is at odds with where I am now.” He goes on:
“It’s strange to be a community college dropout that grew up with cars that wouldn’t start half the time and be seen as a coastal elite. My dad was a union guy and my mom worked full time as well. Meanwhile, my wife who is from the south, her dad is a neurologist and her mom a librarian.They are all wonderful but my wife and I came from very different backgrounds and I talk about that a bit.”
Boston to Bristol will be available everywhere comedy is streamed or sold on Friday, December 15, and is available for pre-order now at this link.
SHAWN CARTER - BOSTON TO BRISTOL TRACK LISTING:
1. Andrew Mayer Introduction
2. Boston to Bristol
3. Second Marriage
4. Community College Dropout
5. Second Marriage (and Second Wedding)
6. Adopted a Child
7. Older Cars in Boston
8. A Mistake on Our First Date
9. One Complaint About My Ex-Wife
10. I worry About Offending People
11. Worst Shape of My Life
12. Babyproofed the House
13. Invited to Church All the Time
14. The Church of Cleo
15. The Most Angry I’ve Ever Made Anybody
About Shawn Carter:
Shawn Carter is a standup comedian, writer, podcaster, Youtuber, and everything else. He is a new dad, and old husband. He's had one kid, and two marriages. Currently residing in Bristol Tennessee with his beautiful family, this Boston dude has been getting acclimated to southern hospitality. Shawn's stories focus on the absurdity of family life and his experience as a yankee in the south, as well as touching on subjects like junk cars, gasoline fires, and honeymooning at a Pearl Jam concert at Fenway Park.