Carl Baldassarre is a guitarist, composer, and an educator. After being in a few bands in his youth, Carl took a path in life that found him as a highly sought after private equity manager. He would dabble and moonlight with his band Syzygy over the years, finding critical acclaim and global success. After decades of music tapping him on his shoulder to make a full return, Carl has responded by once again devoting himself entirely to life as a performing artist. In addition to making music, Carl is quite a popular podcaster with his Professor Of Classic Rock podcast, where he shares his knowledge and passion for music.
In this interview, Carl talks about recording his inaugural solo album Grand Boulevard with Grammy-winning producer Phil Naish in studios like Sweetwater and Abbey Road. Carl also tells us about finding inspiration from AC/DC, Beethoven, Hamilton, and Zoltar the Fortune Teller. Sit back and get to know the warm and pleasant Carl Baldassarre!
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!