“If you’ve heard him before, than you already know how talented he is, but if you’re not hip, get caught up ASAP[.]”
-No Country for New Nashville
Diamond Carter is the alter ego of Orange County native and notorious (if not infamous) Nashvillian, Tyler Tuohy. His most recent albums, Moon Paradise Volumes 1 and 2, are Tuohy’s latest experience in his ever-evolving sound self-identified as “Tropical Vampire Music.”
But as local blog for No Country for New Nashville explained, “[s]ince being unique, out-of-the-box and creative is what this singer/songwriter embodies, we think it’s appropriate that he made up his own genre.”
Diamond Carter is now gaining a reputation as a producer and DJ. With the support of the reps at Roland, Tuohy is confident the rest of the country will hear him soon, whether it’s his self-titled genre, or his newly produced tracks for other major artists.
“I always enjoy seeing movers and shakers in the local scene enjoying each other’s performances, and whenever D. Carter is performing on stage, there’s sure to be some sprinkled about.” - No Country for New Nashville, February 28, 2017
“Today, we're very pleased to premiere a taste of said EP via the music video for the track "Love Me I'm Strange." Sonically, it's woozy, dreamy pop with nods to ’70s and ’80s sounds, with string-machine synths and phased guitars bubbling and sighing. Lyrically, it's a search for a middle ground in a relationship, in which the singer admits he's a little strange and that might make him tough to get along with.” Nashville Scene, February 2, 2018
“Since being unique, out-of-the-box and creative is what this singer/songwriter embodies, we think it’s appropriate that he made up his own genre.” No Country for New Nashville, January 8, 2o15
“Diamond Carter commanded the stage from the first note, alternating between mellow and more abrasive originals, pulling from their debut full-length as well as their upcoming sophomore album, and even finding space to include cover songs as diverse as The Rolling Stones and Lil’ Wayne.” No Country for New Nashville, August 7, 2014
“Diamond Carter continues on the style of story telling that birthed the blues, that permeated the onset of early hip hop (and still some today), and travelled through the careers of progressive rock icons a la Lou Reed; it’s authentic and dim and unclean, and it’s real, primal emotion.” - Lockeland Springsteen, Date Unknown
“It’s born from gritty life experiences that hit you on a deeply personal level, and translated through the ingenuity of a mind that intuits the roots of soul.” - Lockeland Springsteen, Date Unknown
Named Lightning 100’s (Nashville, TN) “Artist of the Week” seven times.
“With such wide influences, so many different styles already mastered and under their belts, and so many short, catchy songs, [Diamond Carter] always keeps you guessing about what’s next, but they never disappoint.” - Cause a Scene, September 20, 2013