Our new drummer Carter (and his dad) have been "fans" of JFA since Carter
spray-painted the logo on his dad's garage wall 20 years ago.
Carter was born in D.C. and grew up in Reston, VA. He first
heard JFA in '83 at age 11, started skateboarding
the same year. learned to surf in North Carolina at
some point around then too.
In '85 he taught himself to play the drums in a hardcore band called Knothead.
Throughout high school Knothead would always open up for some good friends
in a band called AVAIL.
He moved to San Jose, CA in '95, moved to San Clemente in '98. Notable
bands he was in were Childhood, the Mob 40's (who were originally from
Phoenix, AZ), and One Shot Kill.
Fast forward 2003, where he's doing time in a cubicle
catty-corner from Jen Brannon. "Somehow I figure out
her husband is none other than silver-tounged crooner
Brian Brannon of JFA 'fame,'" Carter says. "She tells me JFA
can't find a drummer who doesn't love heroin. I tell
her I'm a drummer, and coincidentally I hate junkies
and heroin and gave her a shitty Pipsqueak tape to
give to Brian. Guess that was my audition."
Carter practiced with JFA for the first time in April 2004
and is now in for the long haul.