Carter Sampson is an Okie born, Oklahoma based singer-songwriter. Blessed by a musical legacy from a family that includes such talents as Roy Orbison, Carter's journey as a musician seems to have been predestined. A naturally independent free spirit, what started as a pastime at age 15 had matured into a dedicated passion of creation and performance. Her empowering, relatable and appealing music has garnered her an incredibly diverse and loyal fan base. Audiences and sound engineers alike find that appearances can be deceiving as this diminutive figure delivers a powerful and compelling performance. Carter has made several appearances at the songwriter's Mecca, The Blue Door, both opening for artists such as Patrice Pike, Lucy Kaplansky and Susan Gibson as well as headlining her own shows. She has also played The Blue Door's Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie along with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Kevin Welch. Her songs have been played on radio stations nationwide and she makes live radio appearances regularly. Carter also plays many outdoor festivals which have included the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the Paseo Arts Festival, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts and The Illinois River Jam. She spent a year playing music in the subways of Boston creating a following there that quickly led to club dates in Massachusetts and the Northeast. Carter has opened shows for artist like The Elephant Revival, Pat Green and toured Texas and Oklahoma with Bitch and Animal of Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records. Sampson was named a "Top 12 Finalist" in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and preformed at The Lincoln Center in NY, NY. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Contest gave Sampson an "Honorable Mention".