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New Record!

June 10, 2022

I’m gearing up to finally release the record I made in LA last year.  The first single, Great White Shark, is coming out on July 20th. Spotify pre-save link to come shortly. In the meantime, here’s the cover art. The photo’s by the great Shervin Lainez and the graphics are by the great Scott MX Turner.

The Love Hangover & Sid Gold’s

February 21, 2022

I had so much fun singing with Andi Rae Healy and Andrea Longato for this year’s (virtual) Love Hangover. We covered My Dear Companion from the Trio album by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. You can watch the entire Love Hangover here. It’s chock-full of amazing performances by my talented friends. Thank you to Richard Alwyn Fisher and Gary Burton for including me.

I’m looking forward to singing with my band at Sid Gold’s Request Room on March 9th at 7pm. We’re sharing the bill with my friends Larry Krone and Jim Andralis. We have some collaborations in the works. It’s a free show and will be followed by piano karaoke. I hope you can make it!

Sid Gold’s Request Room!

October 6, 2021

My show that was scheduled for January at Sid Gold’s Request Room has been postponed due to Omicron.

It’s now happening on March 9th at 7pm.  Andrea Longato (guitar), John Kengla (bass) and Rob Heath (drums) will be playing with me.

We’re sharing the bill with my friends Jim Andralis and Larry Krone. Our show runs from 7-9pm and is followed by live piano karaoke. I hope you can make it. Sid Gold’s is always fun!

Flyer by Scott MX Turner

And here’s a little video of the brilliant Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights with Andrea Longato on guitar. We filmed this (on my phone) for the 2nd annual Love Vote, an online show encouraging people to vote. You can watch the whole show here. There are many great performances by talented friends including Dave Derby, Patricia Santos, Gary Burton, Charlie Nieland and more!

New Record

May 22, 2021

Since April, I’ve been making a new record in LA with producer Adam Lasus and the brilliant band I have out here, Naren Rauch on guitar, Brian Griffin on drums and Whynot Jansveld on bass. I’m really excited about how these songs are sounding and I can’t wait to share them with you! Here’s a picture from the studio. I’m behind that glass door, singing.

(Naren Rauch, Brian Griffin and Whynot Jansveld)

In June, I’ll be back in New York for a visit and will be performing one song at the Bushwick Book Club’s show on June 19th at 3pm. I believe this will be in-person somewhere. More details coming soon!

The Love Hangover 2021

February 17, 2021

I was so happy to participate in this year’s Love Hangover. In normal times, the show happens in multiple cities and people sing duets. I’ve done the New York show many times with Benjamin Cartel and also with founder, Richard Alwyn Fisher.

This year, I covered a beautiful Mary Margaret O’Hara song called The Cry of Man. The lyrics were written by “hobo poet,” Harry Kemp. I filmed it on my phone in my living room (see above high-tech screenshot). I wish I had a better AV situation (at least a mic)…There are many illustrious performers in this year’s show including Lloyd Cole, Michael Cerveris and many lovely (and illustrious) friends including Claudia Chopek, Renee LoBue, Verena Wiesendanger, Kendall Meade, Susan Hwang, Dave Derby, Charlie Nieland and of course the hosts Gary Burton and Richard Alwyn Fisher. It’s free to watch online but any donations will go to a  great mental health organization called Sounds of Saving.