Lew Card is not just a songwriter, he is a song.
He is a story.
Born the son of a wealthy business man in the hills of East Tennessee, he had it all laid out for him. A legacy, riches, romance, country club swimming pools, the top tier of the social elite. But after a brief modeling career in the early nineties he made the decision to leave it all behind to make hundreds of dollars a year in the music business.
He grinded for countless hours over his craft. Holed up in his bedroom smoking weed and listening to the likes of Bill Monroe and Neil Young for days on end. It was there where he would learn to emulate the different styles of pickin’ and lyric. For years, this proved to be a bountiful experience, albeit not a profitable one.
Enter Texas. Joining the circus in Austin for most of the beginning of the new millennium, Lew really learned how to incorporate its techniques into the business of music. The illusion of magic, mystery, grand scale, and good plain ole’ trickery was just what he needed to skyrocket his career.
Using these practices, Lew has amassed over 1000 people on all his social networks combined. To date, has sold hundreds of copies of his 4 albums and continues to fill 25 seat rooms across the country night after night. All this is what gives Lew Card the drive to give the listener the best experience ever!
Kimmel Announcer Dicky Barrett Talks with Lew Card
We’re in Austin for #SouthBySouthwest! Every day this week we have local acoustic bands performing outside for the audience as they line up to watch the show. Our announcer Dicky Barrett talked with Lew Card, who played for the crowd on Thursday. #KimmelinAustinPosted by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, March 19, 2015