It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years, but it has. I wrote what has become my signature song, “Draw Me Close, in January of 1994. I came home from church on a Sunday, January 9th to be exact, and felt somewhat discouraged.Continue Reading
Here’s the final promo video for The Noël Project. This one features short clips from all the songs on the Project. Enjoy!
We are quite happy to announce that the first promotional video is out for Kelly’s upcoming holiday release “The Noël Project”. Take a look and share, share, share with your friends. Slated for a November 15 release date, we will start taking pre-orders in mid-October. Enjoy!Continue Reading
I’m scouring the continents for people who would like to add some whistling to this track. That’s right, I would like you to whistle on my upcoming holiday record, The Noël Project.
Work on The Noël Project, the upcoming holiday album, is coming along nicely. Please enjoy a rough mix of Kelly’s adaptation of Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”.
Have a listen to the first taste of my upcoming Christmas record, codenamed “Project Noël”. Yes, it may be the end of July, but I’m visualizing mistletoe and sugar plum fairies.
Here is one of those improvisational piano pieces I came up with that I later added some atmospheric pads and woodwinds to.
Here is an outtake from the original recording sessions for my 2011 release “Passage”. This was left off the project because it was more jazz than new age/ambient and it didn’t seem to be a good fit. Nonetheless, it was too wonderfully earthy to get left on the cutting room floor.
Several years ago (I’m thinking it was 2008), I had the wonderful privilege of hanging out at Levon Helm’s home studio in Woodstock, NY for what was then a monthly house concert called “The Midnight Ramble”. In those days, one could simply order tickets to the event by making a donation, the suggested amount beingContinue Reading
Here is a sampler of various selections from Kelly Carpenter’s instrumental CD, “Draw Me Close”, originally released in 2001 and re-released in 2009. Kelly wrote the title song “Draw Me Close”, a contemporary worship song, in 1994 and it has since become a worship classic, sung in churches around the world. It is available for purchase in the Store.Continue Reading