Carter Vaughan is a touring drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter/producer based in Los Angeles, California. At 9 years old, he began taking drum lessons from his father, who previously played in Christian rock band, Audio Adrenaline. Born in Indiana and raised Colorado, Carter cut his teeth playing in churches, youth groups, & church camps. By middle school, he was recruited for the high school jazz band and began traveling the states performing in various jazz festivals, receiving international recognition for musicianship. He later attended Colorado Universitys music school to study performance, recording arts, and music business.
Years later, upon moving to Los Angeles, Carter began working with Tate McRae, with whom hes toured internationally and performed at several festivals such as Lollapalooza, Music Midtown, Firefly and Governors Ball as well as the VMAs and iHeart Radio Festival. Throughout his career growth, hes developed a unique expertise in musical direction, Ableton Live, and hybrid electronic drum performance. Carter has also worked with the likes of LILHUDDY, Peter McPoland, DEWAYNE, Mob Rich, Little Hurt, LUNA AURA and others. When hes not on the road with Tate McRae, Carter spends his time writing and producing alongside a vibrant LA-based songwriting community. He is currently developing a new pop project, goth gf, alongside fellow Tate McRae bandmate, Zachary DeGaetano.
Carter is passionate about creating musical experiences that are impactful and memorable for the listener. For him, this comes down to a vigorous pursuit of musical excellence while remaining a lifelong student of the craft.