Sunday, February 14, 2016


MA, NH, RI see you in June!

June 4th 7pm The Narrows Fall River, MA

June 5th 8pm The Burren Summerville, MA

June 8th 9pm The Press Room Portsmouth, NH

June 14th Block Island Music Festival

June 15th as220 10pm Providence, RI

We made the cover of Sound Waves!

First Listen: The CarLeans “Irene”

by Brian Carroll - February 10, 2016

There is a hurt in the tone and emotion of the tune “Irene” by The CarLeans. Jim Carpenter has a John Prine or late-in-life Johnny Cash whisper and cut to his voice. Soft and hushed in a way but still gruff and meaningful in its delivery. It begs you to pay attention and lean in close to listen at the softer parts of the song.

she was late, in the early Spring  it was fate, she lied, now she wears your ring
those church bells rang like a siren
she was showin by then and you were gone, Irene

The tune builds nicely, while remaining bare. Sarah MacLean’s tender harmony vocal blends beautifully with Carpenter’s rasp and the string arrangements dance delicately around the story of the song.