Bob McCarthy

Blues Magazine

A wonderful seven track disc from one of the USA’s sadly lesser-known acoustic guitar pickers and singer/songwriters. McCarthy has sure paid his dues as a pro-musician for many decades, gigging and working with countless major figures including Jorma Kaukonen, Pentangle, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Roy Book Binder and many more.

Cash Box Canada

Anyone yet to catch this guy and his music might take a hint of his ability and quality from Jorma Kaukonen's thoughts about him: 'If there were any justice in the world, you'd be a well-known BIG DOG!'

Blues in the South - Great Britain

Blues Magazine

Bob McCarthy interview with Iain Patience

A personal message

Satisfied Mind

"I got your CD and I loved it. If there were any justice in this world, you'd be a well known big dog."

wounded, mercy and Sudden Light

"This CD is the musical equivalent of poetry. Just an incredibly beautiful, diaphanous, luminous interweaving of sounds both delicate and robust. It reminded me of the best of Windham Hill, Yo Yo Ma, the California Guitar Trio, and John Fahey, but blended and illuminated by a different kind of light. This is music you can listen to over and over and--like great poetry--discover something new each time. Cannot recommend this highly enough to anyone who loves beautiful music that transcends labels and genres."

wounded, mercy and Sudden Light

"I usually listen to classical contemporary music (Schwantner, Higdon, Hindemith, Poulenc), but I was curious about your music. I found it very enjoyable - a nice, clean sound, fresh and full of interesting rhythms and melodies. I am very fond of the mandolin and really enjoyed those selections, e.g. "Wounded". I look forward to repeated listening to the CDs. Lovely, truly artistic and pure quality."

wounded, mercy and Sudden Light

If your preference for jazz is on the lighter side--acoustic string folk, intimate and atmospheric without being cloying, clever but not not smugly so, you'll love the music of New Hampshire multi-instrumentalist Bob McCarthy.

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Bob McCarthy inducted into the Music Museum of New England!

We're please to announce Bob has been inducted to the Music Museum of New England. It’s a long list of new and venerable music artist all coming out of the New England area. Bob's dedicated MMONE page can be found here