Amidst cookie cutter singer/songwriters, Lucas Carpenter brings a renewed sense of fun, honesty, and intelligence to today’s popular music. He also likes the smell of skunk...seriously. His eclectic musical style and taste for odd smells are rooted in Pennsylvania, where he was raised an “art kid from the country”, and from living, learning, loving, and performing in various northeastern cities. Lucas has already logged over 10 years of performance experience, has played hundreds of shows around the US, and is a graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Lucas performs a high-energy one-man-band show where he creates “loops” by recording and layering multiple instrument parts (including guitar, harmony vocals, tin whistle, keyboards, percussion, and even beatboxing) live onstage. With the 2008 release of his fourth album, The Pixelated Path, Lucas Carpenter and producer Alder (Sean Kingston) ventured into territory that most singer-songwriters would not dare. The album features everything from fretless guitar, Irish tin whistle, nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle), toy piano, 80’s style keyboards, to an array of “percussion” sounds including paper being ripped, computer printer noises, beatboxing, and a desk chair rolling across a floor. The combination of these elements makes The Pixelated Path sonically more similar to Timbaland or Bjork rather than James Taylor. Though don’t be fooled, within his hooks and eclectic styling lie poetry for the masses—sometimes serious, sometimes comedic, but always honest.
Northwest, Philadelphia PA
Paul Simon, The Beatles, Sting, Timbaland, Rascal Flatts, Third eye Blind, Rufus Wainwright, Will.I.Am, Bjork, Ben Gibbard, Fleetwood Mac, Andre 3000, Butch Walker, MIKA, Tim McGraw, Rusted Root, Prince