Blue Willow Tree Studio, LLC

A recording studio founded by Jonathan Carter in Fryeburg, Maine. The idea for his studio originated with his daughter Willow in mind, who literally sang from the moment she could form words.  Jonathan’s love of music fueled his passion for creating music.  Living in rural Maine did not pose any challenges for the self-taught producer who yearns to be able to retire from his day job to focus on growing his music studio.  He firmly believes that one can never have too many guitars. He is giddy when he gets a new instrument catalog in the mail, talks with his Sweetwater rep or better yet visits an art fair with a luthier. While some scoff at the fact that he is self taught, you only need to visit his studio to be won over within minutes and be fascinated by his intimate knowledge of his craft.

Willow Carter

Willow loves to sing, play piano, write songs as well as poems.  No one remembers the precise moment when Willow started singing as it is a rare moment when she is not singing!  She was actively involved in Fryeburg Academy’s music department and graduated in May of 2022.  Willow also enjoys acting, performing her slam poetry, she also plays the trumpet and occasionally picks up the ukulele.  She is excited to start learning how to play the guitar that she won from the North Conway Music Center through the local song of the year contest.

Willow released her first EP in July of 2021 with five original songs and is actively working on her next album.  She played at Maine’s largest agricultural fair in Fryeburg in 2019 and 2021.  She recently performed at the fifth annual Buskers Festival in North Conway, New Hampshire in October of 2021.  Willow won the local song of the year contest on 93.5 WMWV with Late Night Drives in April of 2022. Her original song and others are in the regular rotation on WMWV and Magic 104.5, check both stations out today.  She is performing regular gigs and is actively looking for more, please contact her today!

There is no questions she has a desire for all things musical.  She has been bit by the Broadway bug and longs to see her next Broadway show – perhaps even end up on Broadway.  Willow is continuing her musical education studying songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston starting in the Fall of 2022.  We cannot wait to see where her passion for music takes her!

Jonathan Carter


In addition to creating music, he also makes music.  Jonathan plays guitar, ukulele and dabbles with mandolin, drums, bass, piano and melodica.  He enjoys writing songs and singing backup for Willow and leads when she is not around or needs a break.  He constantly seeks to expand his knowledge base.  He recently started giving guitar lessons and producing tracks for local talented musicians.  He also likes to produce the YouTube videos on Willow’s channel with his wife and Willow’s mom, Shelley Carter.  Last but not least, Jonathan produced and played guitar and the melodica on Willow’s first EP entitled inside my mind which was released on July 13, 2021.