Jim Carpenter's Bahia Honda was a slow process, casually tracked over a couple years in Nashville and at LOCO DARE, his Connecticut studio. During that process, Jim produced, engineered, and performed heavily on cds by The Rivergods, Village Jammers, Full Dempsey, Vince Thompson, and The Hoolios. Bahia Honda is a heartfelt collection of songs - stories primarily - drawn from his transient childhood on the islands of Chincoteague, Key West, and Cape May. The acoustic set features guest appearances by Nashville session elite Andrea Zonn, Rob Ickes, Byron House, Jack Sundrud and John Mock. In addition to being an award-winning songwriter - known for his thought-provoking lyrics, intimate performances, and infectious Latin, Cajun, and country-bluegrass rhythms - Jim Carpenter (aka, James Waine Carpenter) is a published short story writer. He is currently completing his first novel, Black Narrows. Bahia Honda . . . it's severed bridges, broken heart tattoos, strands of pearl and memorable characters will charm you. "Bahia Honda works the same fertile turf as Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Marty Robbins. Carpenter's sonic narratives are haunting, evocative and richly literate. Plus, he can pick like a fiend and his voice is distinctive and lovely..." - Rick Koster, The New London Day "Carpenter's material is not only melodic, but each song is a narrative gem."
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