That was a great opening set by James B. McCarthy. Please give him a hand.” - John Prine

— John Prine at Hawaii Theatre

Your song, Carry It, is an anthem. It makes me feel like I am at the finale of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. A great song.” - Gene Shay, 30 years emcee of Philadelphia Folk Festival

— Gene Shay, Song Workshop, Folk Alliance International Conference

Some of the showstopping performers to watch for include ... James McCarthy, an American Irishman living in Hawaii.” - Mike Sangiacomo

— Memphis Flyer

James may be the only guy in Hawaii with the musical and acting chops to create and pull off this dynamic one man show.” - Michael Perry, Hawaii's top Radio Host

— Perry and Price show, KSSK

Your song 'Wild Wind' was perfect for this episode. Spot on.” - Jeff Downer

— Producer, Hawaii Five-O

Performing with Doolin Rakes

Haleiwa, Hawai'i, April 2022

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A quick break before playing for thousands on Saint Patrick's Day

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