"Stephanie Carpenter, a Tampa Bay treasure, brings a clear, haunting voice to her heartfelt, deeply personal lyrics. Her music invites listeners to share in her feelings and emotions as she gives them expression in her songs. Stephanie has earned both the respect of her peers, and the appreciation of those lucky enough to hear her perform. " Rocco Colello, Music Promoter Recording artist Stephanie Carpenter clearly has a passion for expression through music. As a self taught singer, songwriter and guitar player she has refined her unique acoustic sound. Her music runs the gamut of soulful and tender to blatantly raw emotion. When listening to Stephanie's genre crossing originals, her varied musical influence is apparent. Influential artists include Jewel; Lisa Loeb; Peter, Paul & Mary; Linda Ronstadt; Neil Young as well as various poets and authors. Performing diverse styles, with a unique acoustic flare, gives this artist wide audience appeal. Hear why Stephanie was listed in Tampa Bay Times edition of artists you should know. Stephanie's highly anticipated CD, Leaving Stepford, was released on March 7, 2008 and features some of her most requested songs. On the record: Recorded at & mastered by Zen Recording in Pinellas Park, FL - Steve Connelly - engineering, mixing; Cave McCoy - mastering. Stephanie Carpenter - vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard; Steve Connelly - bass, lead/electric and steel guitars, mandolin, and vocals; Bryan Thompson - drums; John McEwen - bouzouki, mandolin and vocals on Full Press and Simple Life, Judy Tampa - vocals on Full Press and Simple Life; Toby Bonar - vocals on Age; Ronny Elliott - vocals on Ghost. Stephanie performs at venues throughout the Tampa area.