Brian Carpenter is an American singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer. He is the leader of Brooklyn's Ghost Train Orchestra and the founder of Boston's Beat Circus, with which he has recorded a trilogy of American Gothic albums. In 2015, he released the debut album with Brian Carpenter & The Confessions, The Far End of the World to widespread critical acclaim. Ghost Train Orchestra's albums Hothouse Stomp and Hot Town made NPR's Top 10 Jazz Albums of the Year. He is also the host and producer of Free Association, a radio show and podcast broadcast from WZBC 90.3 FM Boston College. He has been interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and collaborated with a number of artists across mediums, including Martin Bisi, Molly Crabapple, Brian Dewan, Carson Ellis, Michael Gira, Bryce Goggin, Harvey Pekar, Marc Ribot, Roswell Rudd, and Colin Stetson.
Live photograph by Neal Santos.
Landscape images by Amy Higgins.