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May 5th, 2012 by admin

Jim Carpenter and The Hoolios will celebrate their new collection of tunes called “The Dream” with a special Cinco de Mayo show at Sneekers Cafe in Groton tonight.  The collection of 11 folk and pop originals was written and produced by Carpenter who enlisted the services of some of the area’s best players for the recording including Wayne Manca, Mike Derry, Bill Light, Sandy Allen, Marcy Kelly,Laura Light, Jake Carpenter, Daphne Lee Martin, The Maclean Sisters, John Fries, Ben Parent, Hugh Birdsall, Rob Funk, Matt Nemeth, Dick Shook, Lou Bocciarelli, Corina Malbaurn, Mike Golembeski and Pat Perry.  ”The Dream” is a joint release from Loco Dare Records and The Telegraph Recording Company.

November 27th, 2011 by admin

We’re taking account of some of the amazing projects we’ve had the opportunity to work on in 2011 and high up on that list is Chris Castle’s ‘The Firelands’ EP. This collection of songs was recorded and produced here in New London, CT at Carl Franklin’s PWOP Studios and features Castle playing with his Drenched Earth tour mates the Womack Family Band as well as the Franklin Brothers, Sandy AllenRaise the Rent, and other members of the New London musical community. The project is a teaser for the tour de force Castle has in his back pocket in the new full-length ‘Last Bird Home’ recorded at Levon Helm Studios and due to drop in the new year. In the meantime, we have ‘The Firelands’ EP to get us through.  Enjoy!

November 16th, 2011 by admin

Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent’s full-length debut, ‘Dig & Be Dug’ landed on November 1st and already it is being heralded as a break through album for the group.  Produced by Jim Carpenter at his Loco Dare Studios, ‘Dig’ is a celebration of the American songbook as seen through the discerning lens of songwriting chanteuse Daphne Lee Martin.  The title references Langston Hughe’s poem ‘My Motto’ which states triumphantly: ”My motto, as I live and learn, is: Dig and Be Dug In Return.” The record features a stellar line-up of musicians including Carpenter (The Hoolios), Brad Bensko, “Sandman” Sandy Allen, Bob Burt (Johnny & The East Coast Rockers), Matt Gouette, Danny Motta (Roomful of Blues), Craig Edwards, Gabriel Chandler (Above Below), and John “Wayno” Waynelovich (Barefoot Truth).

Track Listing:

1. Rosalita
2. Pull My Daisy
3 Old Guitar
4. In Lieu of Flowers
5. Me & My Boots
6. Some Fine Day
7. Depot
8. Saratoga Rain
9. Let’s Stay in Bed All Day
10. Nostradamus

A release celebration for ‘Dig & Be Dug’ was held on Saturday, October 29 at Hot Rod’s Cafe in downtown New London, Connecticut.  On a freaky night of snow in October, John Fries & The Heat (who will be playing with Robert Cray on December 3 at the Garde Arts Center) opened the night with a surging blues set.  Providence maniac Chris Hansen played a forceful and yet playful acoustic set that clearly stirred the crowd impressively. Daphne and the rest of Raise the Rent, which on this night included honorary members-for-life Craig Edwards & Matt Gouette, played with fun and aplomb to celebrate their new work despite the concurrent snowmagedon outside (and the wacky hallow’s eve parade of costumes throughout the night!).  The night closed out with a surprise performance featuring Daphne with Skobie One and Erik Lamb on a live take of  the Sexual Healing remix of ‘Nostradamus‘ that the crew recently leaked to the interwebs.

November 16th, 2011 by admin

Low Beam’s long anticipated debut release recently hit #151 on the CMJ200 College Radio charts.  The record continues to receive play around the country on the strength of its anthemic power tracks “Tuffy Rhodes” and “Airstream” and meticulous production by Michael Deming (Silver Jews, Lilys, Beachwood Sparks). The record is available in CD and vinyl (limited heavy gauge white) formats from your favorite record store.