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Rachel MacLean-Sargent, Sarah's identical twin sister, has joined the CarLeans on a full-time basis! Despite having four small children, Rachel has managed to be present on nearly all the tours and local appearances since the beginning of 2018. Needless to say, the twins harmonies are breathtaking and Rach's presence on and off stage is much welcomed. She is an accomplished singer-songwriter in her own right, and her songs have been featured on many CarLeans' projects.
Jim Carpenter and Sarah MacLean are laying out and rehearsing new songs for an upcoming album scheduled to be released in the spring of 2020.
The band will begin recording in the fall, preceding a New England tour and a southern tour beginning in Charleston, South Carolina in December. Plans are also in the works for another Texas tour after the first of the year . . . anchored in our favorite town, New Braunfels.
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Singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter and Sarah MacLean of The CarLeans write authentic, moving songs that can lift you up, make you cry your heart out, fill you with joy, or deepen your understanding of the world as they poetically illuminate the human experience.' — Sue Menhart, Soundwaves Magazine June 2016
'The CarLean's recently released album (Drowning Moon) paints a picture of the pain and joy of summer love . . . (It) is probably Connecticut's most honest and heartfelt country-folk album of the year.' — Andrew Krebs, Soundwaves Magazine July 2016
Charleston in December Tour
The CARLEANS are off for Charleston SC this Wednesday, Dec 4. Playing some of our favorite haunts, we are thrilled to see some of our dear southern friends and eat some amazing food. While there, Sarah and Corina will be running a 5K benefit. They've been in training. Jim will be driving the support vehicle. Big thanks to John and Anne Marie for putting us up as well as putting up with us. They've generously hosted The CarLeans for many years now.