North Augusta musician competes as songwriter

October 2, 2018

Local singer-songwriter Carey Murdock is in the running for a career boost this month, with help from fans willing to support him in a songwriting competition.

Murdock, known to some for a blue-ribbon performance in the first-ever North Augusta Idol talent show, is now taking part in “And The Writer Is,” a computer-based competition.

His song in the competition is “Need Somebody,” which he co-wrote with friend Dustin Christensen, whom he met when both were participants in the ninth season of NBC’s show “The Voice.” He lived in Nashville for several years, with several European tours in the mix, before returning to North Augusta to help family members dealing with medical problems.

Votes will be taken through the end of Saturday (midnight), and can be cast through Murdock’s Facebook page, or at hive.co/l/afchd (with dozens of creations available for review), or via his Twitter page: @careymurdock. The song is listed under the letter “J,” Murdock’s first initial (for “John”).

Murdock, a 2006 graduate of North Augusta High School, wrote that he is hoping to share his musical creation and “hometown story” with thousands of people who work in the music industry and are following the contest. A win in the contest could open doors, he added.

He is also making an Augusta appearance this weekend, as the opening act Saturday, Oct. 6, at Metro Coffee, at 1054 Broad Street, for Joe Pug, also a singer-songwriter, at 8 p.m. Details are at westoboufestival.com.

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