A Tribute to Canadian Stunt Driver Ken Carter
The single mindedness of both Ken Carter (thinking he could complete a jump that Evil Knievel thought was dangerous) and Mark Haney (thinking he could complete a tribute album to Ken Carter on his double bass) was just the beginning of the similarities between their journey's down the speedway called Life.
In 1976 Ken Carter wanted to jump in a rocket powered car to land in a bed of roses. He wanted to hop the St.Lawrence River from the Canadian side to land on an island on the American side When Ken was alone "The Carter Situation" had him wondering if this is what he really wanted. More than anything Ken didn't want any regrets. "You have to bite off a hunk until you've conquered it."
In 2008 Mark Haney declared his intention to pay tribute to Ken Carter in the form of a concept album. He wanted to make the ultimate statement with his double bass. Spent a lot of time thinking "is this what I really want?" Never knowing what he would be doing in six months time. Like Ken, Mark didn't want any regrets either. "The deeper you go the higher the rewards."
The highest reward had to be when Mark Haney went to a psychic to see if Ken Carter approved of the album. At that point he was told that Ken Carter had been riding shotgun as a spirit guide throughout the entire project.
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