Musical Gunslinger

"Captain Carl" Dirkes

What kind of music does carl play?

Well, let's see...stuff like James Taylor * Elton John * Billy Joel * Zac Brown * Marc Cohn * Bruno Mars * Jack Johnson * The Commodores * The Grass Roots * Lynyrd Skynrd * Al Jarreau * Allman Brothers * Gavin DeGraw * Little River Band * 38 Special * The Eagles * Gordon Lightfoot * Bob Dylan * Frank Sinatra * Led Zeppelin * Jimmy Buffett * Wilson Pickett * BB King * Grover Washington, Jr. * Bob Seger * Antonio Carlos Jobim * Duke Ellington * Steely Dan * The Band * Crosby, Stills & Nash * Earth, Wind & Fire * Eric Clapton * KC & The Sunshine Band * The Fixx * Kool & The Gang * Tim McGraw * The Cars * ZZ Top * Van Morrison * Alan Jackson * Blackberry Smoke * Simon & Garfunkel * The Wallflowers, and many more!

Carl Dirkes is a versatile singer and multi-instramentalist whose proficiency on nearly a dozen instruments has made him an in-demand session player.  He has appeared on more than 30 studio and live albums playing styles ranging from reggae to country.  His solo performances combine world-class musical chops with offbeat humor to bring the audience into his world and take them on a musical journey.  Where that journey ends up is entirely up to the audience.  Carl knows more than 400 songs, so he can go in just about any direction and be comfortable wherever he ends up.