Carson Cole was born and raised in rural Alberta, Canada. At age 15 he released his first album, Cure for the World, through Canadian Gospel label Praise Records. At age 21 he released Mainstreet via Frontline Records (produced by Terry Scott Taylor). Shortly after his marriage at 22, Cole began doing bar gigs and touring with local talent to help support his family, which has grown to include three children.
Cole's music could be considered Alternative Rock with notable Blues and Gospel Funk influence.