Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios

Loco Dare Productions

Loco Dare Productions was founded by Jim Carpenter in 1991.  Loco Dare is a small, full service music production company (Loco Dare Records, Loco Dare Music Publishing ASCAP) offering:  concept development/consulting, photography, graphic design, music producing/arranging, engineering/recording (Protools), editing, mastering.  We offer very affordable rates and a friendly laid-back atmosphere.  No project is too small or large.  Call us!  860-235-4681

Client projects include:

  • The Full Dempsey – Alchemy Sessions
  • The Full Dempsey – Shame
  • The Rivergods – Time Has Come
  • Vince Thompson – Hurricane
  • Jim Carpenter – Bahia Honda
  • Lee Durant – The Renter
  • The Village Jammers – ‘Til It Happens To You
  • Wayne Manca & Friends – White Wonderland
  • The Hoolios – Silver Triangle
  • The Hoolios – Rosalie
  • The HooliosThe Dream
  • John Fries – Live EP
  • Lee Duran – Trazom
  • Sinners Circle – Year One
  • Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent – Dig & Be Dug
  • Daphne Lee Martin – Frost
  • Roy Dunn – Hometown Jamboree
  • Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios – The Dream
  • The MacLean Sisters – Other Side Of Loving You
  • Wayne ‘King’ Manca
  • Laura D’Light
  • Ginia Sweeney
  • Celticity
  • Anne Castellano
  • Brian McKenzie
  • Jay Dempsey & Highway Call
  • The Red Hot Stovetops
  • Lance Grandahl
  • Rob Darula
  • Ron Cruise
  • Naked Eye
  • Sandy Allen
  • Sue Mead


Jim has written, recorded, mastered and released a third HOOLIOS cd.   Entitled The Dream, it features guest musicians: Marci Kelly, Rob Funk, Matt Kerney, Richard Shook, Wayne Manca, Daphne Lee Martin, The MacLean Sisters, Jake Carpenter, Laura Light, Pat Perry, Mike Golembeski, Lou Bocchiarelli, Corina Malbourn and fellow Original Sinners (John Fries, Ben Parent and Hugh Birdsall).  The CD has garnered rave reviews.

Jim is laying tracks a solo americana project to be recorded in both Nashville and Loco Dare.

Lee Durant’s latest CD is scheduled for release in March 2014 . . . mixed at Loco Dare.

The MacLean Sisters amazing debut album The Other Side Of Loving You was released in January 2014.

Mike Sullivan is stopping by Loco Dare to record demos in March 2014, as well as Spring 2014 projects with Bill Thibault, Betsy Gadbois, Connie Howard, and Tim Quinn.

Veteran music gurus Wayne ‘King’ Manca and Tony Brennan have been tracking a project of new original material at Loco Dare with the help of yet another local music genius, Joe Grieco.

The Village Jammers are frequenting Loco Dare to finish a Gypsy-Jazz/Latin flavored project . . . fine songs and a new direction for the band.


If you would like more information or discuss a future project, contact:

LOCO DARE Productions

PO Box 214

Niantic, Connecticut 06357

(860) 235-4681






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