Manage episode 273515132 series 2799193
Michael "Huggy" Carter got his start in the music business as a custodian at Star Maker, a rehearsal studio in Oakland, CA. Within 6-months, Huggy had claimed the top spot as head engineer. His first taste of the road came with The Whispers, where he would become the FOH engineer after his predecessor missed a flight. Between mentor, Nicholas Caldwell, and business partner, Alan Thompson (the PM for Patti LaBelle), Huggy gained the experience and know-how to strike his own path in the music industry. Feeling a responsibility to pay forward the opportunities afforded to him, Huggy opened countless doorss for people of color to pursue careers that had for too long been closed to them - including our very own Kyle Hamilton. All the while finding ways to create opportunities for others, Huggy built his own company, MGC Productions, and has worked with artists like Prince, Mary J Blige, The Whispers, Anita Baker, Janet Jackson, and more. Today with Huggy we talk about the challenges facing the nation, the people who mentored and coached him along the way, his work to develop the next generation of touring professionals, and the pride he feels when that next generation finds success.
Looking for something to relax too? Check out his debut album jazz album on Apple Music (https://music.apple.com/us/album/chillin-vol-1/1525817587?uo=4&app=apple+music) or YouTube Music (https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_n3S100mPgJpfaRfrnsnHJ8hze58gcZOzM).