Spaces Long Unknown
Carmen's Condition is rock and roll minus the pretension. Hell bent on creating music that strikes the chord of the group's collective influences, the band has created a distinct sound that is somehow familiar. Taking their cue from such divergent influences at the Counting Crows, Better than Ezra, Elvis Costello, and -- of course -- the Beatles, Carmen's Condition writes music laced with passion. Each band member takes a singer-songwriter approach emotionally, investing their being in finding the spot in their soul where each song resides, and then opening up and sharing that experience with the audience. Whether it's the incendiary wail of Chris' Paul Reed Smith, the crisp, booming percussion provided by Gus, the taut, expressive bass lines laid down by Doc, or the tenor of Scully's voice navigating from a whisper to a howl, Carmen's Condition is powered by the collective talent of the band's musicians. Chris, Gus, Doc, and Scully are all veterans of various music scenes nationwide -- some good, some bad -- but in Carmen's Condition they have found synchronicity. In Carmen's Condition, they have found a future. In Carmen's Condition, they have found a musical home. From their humble beginnings at the Sky Bar, to their fresh new summer residency every Tuesday night at Harper's Ferry, to the June 1, 2005 release of their debut CD, 'spaces long unknown', Carmen's Condition is a band on the rise.