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Michael Carey talks Southern Music, Gumbo, & His Latest Single "No Doubt About It"

"This song is personal to me. I wrote it for my wife. It tells the true story of when we met in detail. It’s a song that lots of people can relate to. Everyone has a love story or can remember the very first time they met that special person. No doubt about it!!!" -Michael Carey
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Mistah Wilson: Hey, Michael Carey! What a tremendous opportunity it is to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Love your style, man! How have you been?
Michael Carey: I’ve been blessed. Doing good!!

Mistah Wilson: Real quick, for our audience reading this could you hit us with a brief background on yourself?
Michael Carey: I’m a singer-songwriter from Louisiana. I’ve been performing with bands for over 20 years. I started back recording a few years ago. I felt the need to show another side of my talent. No other way to do that but to be original with Music that’s built from the ground up.. A part of my past

journeys consists of performing at the Super Dome in New Orleans for the bayou classic. I also wrote a song for the University of Texas; opened up for a lot of national artists.

Mistah Wilson: Your single "No Doubt About It" damn near got me up off tha wall, man and I don't even dance lol! Kool & The Gang couldn't even do it but your song was most definitely amazing! Tell us about tha single. What was your aim with this one?
Michael Carey: This song is personal to me. I wrote it for my wife. It tells the true story of when we met in detail. It’s a song that lots of people can relate to. Everyone has a love story or can remember the very first time they met that special person. No doubt about it!!!

Mistah Wilson: How did you and Hits Wit La Keith come to work together?
Michael Carey: My daughter Tee Carey had a session at his studio and she asked me to go with her to sing on the track.. After he heard me, out came one of the tracks. He told me to take it home and write something to it. Two weeks later, No doubt about it was born.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some of your biggest musical influences that have inspired your artistry today?
Michael Carey: Al-Green is my favorite of all times. I grew up singing all his songs. In high school, one of my nicknames was Al-Green some say I sound like him. Mint Condition and Stevie Wonder are two more I love to sing.

Mistah Wilson: What is your creative process when making new songs?
Michael Carey: I’m a thinker, I process lots of stuff at the same time. But, when I sit down to write music I pick a topic and lock in on it until the song is complete. I can sit down and in an hour, the song is done.

Mistah Wilson: In your own words, what makes Southern music distinctively different than music coming out of other regions?
Michael Carey: Southern music got that Gospel root. It has a lot of feelings that come out of life

situations that an artist can form a song from. The word gumbo is big around here. Southern music is a mixture it's a lot of soul that goes into making a good gumbo. The culture where a musician grows up in is what makes their sound.

Mistah Wilson: What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works?
Michael Carey: I’m currently in a pickle right now on my next release. My name is starting to buzz around the country so I have to make sure the next one is always the best one!! I may do a remix of an Al-Green song called “I’m still in love with you.

Mistah Wilson: Where can people find and follow you online?
Michael Carey: Instagram @acostlyrush
Facebook @Michael Carey
YouTube @Michael Carey

Mistah Wilson: Hey, Michael Carey! Thank you so much for coming through for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! We look forward to checking out your new releases while enjoying this single "No Doubt About It" that's out now. If you wanna send any shout-outs, let's hear it..
Michael Carey: I would like to give a shout-out to J Ross and Lisa good for doing a great job in promoting this record!! And thanks to your magazine for giving me the exposure!!!

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