“Those familiar with his work will recognize in Carples’ latest project his emotion-forward approach and brooding tone paired with expressive imagery and grave honesty… Ghost of a Town is a record of betrayal.” (Read the entire MML review here.)
Capital City Free Press editor and publisher Joseph O. Patton had this to say:
“This is art, but unlike many artists who seem handicapped by a self-inflicted desperation to impress or wow the ear with vapid flashiness, Carples simply expresses himself soulfully and honestly through his words, musicianship and voice and simply lets it all ride without apology.” (Click here for the entire CCFP review.)
Amber O’Shea writes for The Local Scene:
“The writing is so good that it does what music is supposed to do: it makes you feel. The subject of the songs may not be the happiest, but that doesn’t make them any less powerful. There’s this sense of emotional release, of a plea for the better while acknowledging the bitter reality of the present.” (Read more here.)
And the website Chasing-Sky.com says:
“The subject matter for Ghost of a Town is deep, soul baring, leaving artist and listener emotionally vulnerable while singing our way through the ups and downs of life experiences, some simple, some complex, all easily identifiable to us as humans.” (More here.)
Also, next Tuesday, Nov. 19, I’ll be performing at the ‘Joe Thomas Jr. Third Tuesday Guitar Pull’ at the Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery. I’ll be joined by Sidney Phelps, from Union Springs, AL, and Hannah Thomas, from Covington, GA. The event is $10 and starts at 7 p.m. More details here.
And the free Ghost.Ocean.Sirens EP is still available from NoiseTrade.com. Click here.