American Opera, Carter Hulsey

American Opera

American Opera is the product of John Bee, a born and raised Michigander currently residing in New York City. With a unique vocal range that effortlessly moves from whisper-soft to singing at the top of his lungs, John's one-of-a-kind vocal delivery and brutally honest lyrics make an instant connection to anyone within earshot.

American Opera has toured incessantly with nearly 300 shows spanning the U.S. and Canada, including dates with The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Cursive, Murder By Death, Owen, and William Elliott Whitmore, as well as featured performances at SXSW and the Vans Warped Tour.

American Opera's high energy live show is both unpredictable and interactive, with spur of the moment improvisation and audience interaction galore. A true entertainer, John plays with effortless precision and sings every song as if its his last.

Recording recently wrapped on the American Opera debut full length album. "Small Victories" is an expertly produced powerhouse that features everything from horn and string arrangements, quietly picked guitars, full-fledged rockers, and even an a cappella performance. The album chronicles the last 3 years of John's life and begins with his move to New York City, just hours after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the bustling metropolis.

Incredibly honest, "Small Victories" is a 48-minute roller coaster ride featuring true-life stories of heartbreak, hope, suicide, murder, religion, mental health, and more. The deeply introspective album questions the author's worth while simultaneously forcing himself to push forward. The record climaxes triumphantly with the subject proudly proclaiming that in spite of everything and against all odds, he still sings.

"Small Victories" is due out in 2015.

Carter Hulsey

Carter Hulsey is an acoutic/folk artist based in Joplin Missouri.



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