Many in the local and global music community are mourning last week's loss of Tim Carr, an esteemed local music writer who went on to sign the Beastie Boys, Megadeth, and countless others in an impassioned career. He worked throughout the U.S. and eventually shifted his projects to Thailand, where he passed at the age of 57
One of his personal friends, Dave Ayers, also has seen many pastures in his 30-year music business career. His A&R work includes Twin/Tone Records, Savoy Music, Capitol Records and Chrysalis, and he also managed Soul Asylum, Ween, Helmet, Joe Henry, Sparklehorse, and others. In September he and his partners launched Big Deal Music Publishing.
Gimme Noise reached out to Ayers to get some perspective on the loss of Carr, and this heartfelt remembrance is what we received.
Tim Carr, local music critic and A&R rep, dead at 57