Bob McCarthy | Where I Live

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Where I Live

by Bob McCarthy

Folk meets jazz, and world music, this inspiring collection of Bob's original compositions is a coming together of three outstanding artists, mandolinist, guitarist, vocalist and composer Bob McCarthy, guitarist Randy Roos and percussionist Jerry Leake.
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1. Offering of the Heart
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2. Walking in Paris
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3. Child's Mansion
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4. Before the Storm
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5. Love Can
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6. The Storm
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7. Second World
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8. No Score in Baltimore
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9. Little Flower
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10. Star of the Sea
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Folk meets Jazz and World Music, this production is a combination of three outstanding musicians coming together to make this CD. With impressive creativity, Bob uses resourceful and innovative stylings on acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin and performs a wide blend of original music. Entertainment newspaper Variety says of his performances, “His work on six-string acoustic guitar stands out in jazz instrumentals and seems unhampered by delivering solo stylings usually associated with combos.” Jazz guitarist Randy Roos and percussionist Jerry Leake fill out this perceptive project whose sounds reflect the visual images of Bob’s compositions and paintings. The CD includes collaborations by Bob and Randy Roos, Ray Karle, and Jennifer Sherrill.



Randy Roos, guitarist, producer and Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music says of "Where I Live"........

"I had the pleasure of working with Bob on his new CD, Where I Live, and I came to appreciate just how wonderful Bob's relationship with his music really is.  His performances would go down effortlessly, and where multiple takes were recorded, it was not for the sake of getting a "good" take - that was not an issue.  Rather, it was so that Bob could experiment with different approaches to a song, casting light in different directions, guitaristically and vocally.  With each new song (and take) there would be surprises (sometimes forcing me to laugh out loud), and never repetition of things rehearsed.  This is what happens when an artist is fully in control of his music, and has the intimate relationship with these songs that allows him to shed new light on them.  It's this new light and those surprises that make this recording special, and that made the sessions so satisfying."

"Thanks a lot for your wonderful CD. Very nicely done, great job! Great variety of instruments you feature on it, professionally produced in sound and cover layout too"

Dieter K&K Sound Systems Inc.

"Thanks for the wonderful CD! It is filled with many, interesting musical conversations between a great group of musicians. You have blended folk, jazz, rock, bossa nova etc. into an intriguing collage of sound."

Ray Schweisguth

"Got it! Sounds great, and I see you're pretty handy with a paintbrush, too...
Congratulations and thank you,"

Ken Fallon, Guitar Tech


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Don Bernstein

Where I Live
Just got in from a long drive with a searing migraine, put on Where I Live and presto…headache gone!

This CD is more than medicinally soothing. It is understated, confident musicianship.

My favorite cut is No Score in Baltimore with its compelling, mysterious flavor. Great rhythm section, great guitar, great lyrics. It doesn’t really end… it lets you down gently. Love Can is destined to become a standard and unmasks its composer as an unrepentant romantic.

Bob McCarthy is an easy music maker. No hard sell here. His message is one of an old friend come back home. Great CD.

Ann Golding

Where I live
I just love the passion that Bob puts into his music. The blend of string instruments is not only creative, but soothing to my ears and soul.

Frank Rovegno

Where I Live
He just gets better and better. "Walking in Paris" vividly reminds me of the years I lived in Paris going for a walk along the Seine, smiling and inspired. I was ready for Bob's guitars and mandolin and then I heard my favorite: "Love Can." Just how did he work bossa nova into this album so perfectly? An inspired surprise and delight! And with this album we have a few of Bob's other talented friends. (He keeps sharing new musicians with us on each new album.)This is a very special collection and collaboration I feel privileged to have in my personal collection.

Eileen Cunis

Where I Live
Bob has once again put out a music collection that is lovely, engaging, soothing, thought-provoking, and simply excellent. By including his friends on percussion, guitar, and woodwinds, he's filled out the sound and brought in all kinds of fascinating permutations. And what fine musicianship! My favorite tracks are Offering of the Heart, Walking in Paris, and Star of the Sea. Well worth listening to many times over. Thanks, Bob.

Jeffrey Haddow

Where I Live
Where I live (NYC) I sometimes get pretty beat up making my rounds around town. When I get back home, I like to kick back, pour myself a glass of wine, and mellow out. And quite often that process is enhanced by the magical vibes of Bob McCarthy's "Where I Live." This album is aural therapy for the jingle-jangle hoo-hah of Type-A madness. The guy has found the groove that refreshes. Long may he reign.