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Born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Carmen grew up listening to his parents’ bluegrass and country records. He started guitar lessons at the age of six and by twelve he was writing and singing his own songs. Influenced by all genres of music, Carmen writes lyrics and melodies that are both memorable and distinctive. A dynamic and engaging performer he has toured throughout the US as a solo artist and with several bands, including the critically acclaimed Wicomicos. “The Wicomico’s songs are vivid and compelling. Their performance is heartfelt and engaging.” Carl Kasell, National Public Radio

For the past year Carmen has been dividing his time between New York, Maryland, and Nashville performing and recording both as a solo artist and with Racing Rain. He’s currently recording new material for his catalog and solo album with producer/engineer, Tony Ungaro (David Bowie, Joe Jackson, Bill Kirchen) while continuning to write for film and TV with his long time partner, Thor Jonsson (Roger Waters, Teddy Reilly, Randy Brecker)