Carl Franklin

Been a While (2013)
Carl Franklin is a recording artist, producer/engineer, and proprieter of Pwop Studios in New London, CT. Carl is a member of Franklin Brothers, who's second album, Lifeboat to Nowhere , is heard on radio all over the USA and also on Pandora

Been a While

"I don't do as many sideman dates anymore. But Carl's funk/jazz/pop stuff is interesting to me. He's really good, and the guys in his band are really good."

- John Scofield (New London Day)

Been a While (September 1, 2013) is Carl's first solo album consisting of nine tunes with a distinctive groove. Of note is the appearance of guitar virtuoso John Scofield on the third cut, Chain Reaction. Brother Jay Franklin appears on this tune as well. Click here to download a One-Sheet PDF


Waiting for the Summer to Come

Drive My Car

Chain Reaction

Boogie Groove

False Profit

Big Butter and Egg Man

The Titanic

Time Bomb

Out of Your Way

Bonus Track

Is You Is or Is You Ain't my Baby

This tune was recorded with the same line-up as the rest of the album. Matt Covey on drums, Al LaPorte on organ, Andrew Chaney on da funky bass, and Carl on guitar and vocals. It's a reggae take on a Louis Jordan classic that Carl first heard on a Tom & Jerry cartoon. Enjoy!


Chain Reaction (with John Scofield)

Groove or Get Out of the Way (with John Scofield)

Waiting for the Summer to Come

Radio Airplay

Been A While has received airplay on more than 150 stations across North America including:
  • KCSS (Turlock, CA)

  • KLCZ (Lewiston, ID) **

  • KMUD (Redway, CA)

  • KRNU (Lincoln, NE)

  • KTCV (Kennewick, WA) **

  • UMSL (St. Louis, MO)

  • WKWZ (Syosset, NY)

  • WNJR (Washington, PA)

  • WRFL (Lexington, KY)

  • WRRC (Lawrenceville, NJ)

  • WRTC (Hartford, CT) *

  • WVIA (Pittston, PA) **

  • WXAV (Chicago, IL)

  • WXIN (Providence, RI) *
* Top 27 ** Top 10!

Been A While was #1 at WVIA the week of 12/20/2013!

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