This Gainesville, FL native brings soul to the genre of acoustic-rock and does so with flair. McCarty has wowed live audiences and television audiences alike through his already impressive career. As early as 1998, McCarty demonstrated his confidence on stage when he was a runner-up in the Conan O'Brien College Band Search. In 2002, he performed at Gator Growl for a capacity crowd of 50,000 people when he opened for Sugar Ray. In 2005, McCarty was the Adult Vocalist Winner of Lou Perlman's "Talent Rock" contest and was a finalist last year in the popular Rockstar Supernova television show. McCarty has shared the stage with such artists as Blues Traveler, The Wailers, G Love and Special Sauce, Average White Band, the legendary James Brown and opening up for the Dave Matthews Band during the Florida leg of their summer tour. This year, he has a song called "The Next One" featured in the Sims Video Game. He is currently writing new music gearing up for a recording session to come soon.