Welcome to my new website!
BIG NEWS: My first solo album since "Reunion" (2012) is coming out in September (2018,) it's called "Everyday Street," and it was inspired by my musings, observations and travels through my home, New York City. We just recorded most of it and it's pretty different than my other albums: stripped down, just me on guitar and mandolin and piano, and the great Duke Levine on a bunch of instruments (electric guitar, electric baritone, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bazouki, dobro, National guitar and mandola), along with a VERY VERY special surprise guest. It's a mix of originals and covers, and a new version of one older song. I'll be selling it only through my website, and of course at my shows, it's not going to be available for purchase or streaming anywhere else. You can PRE-ORDER an autographed CD plus digital download, or just the digital version HERE.
Watch the (very low tech) video of my BRAND NEW SONG, "Mary's Window," a hopeful song for these times.
I'll be doing my very first online concert on Friday June 26 at 8 PM, as a benefit for A Home Within. You can watch the concert here. It will also be archived online, details to follow.
As a former psychologist, A Home Within is very close to my heart, it's a national organization that provides free psychotherapy to current and former foster youth through a network of volunteer psychotherapists.
I was interviewed and performed 2 songs on "All of It with Alison Stewart" on WNYC, the big NPR station in New York. You can listen to the interview here.
Listen to my performance of my song "Keeping Time," about Philip Seymour Hoffman, on the wonderful and hilarious public radio show "Livewire Radio" with host Luke Burbank.
For the very first time you can buy the album of me singing my mathematician dad's songs ONLINE! It's only been available at my shows up until now. You can buy it here. The album features studio versions of me accompanied by amazing NY-based pianist Andy Ezrin, as well as my dad sitting in with me on piano (and occasional witty asides) on his songs at a live show in Berkeley CA in 2000 (when he was 83).
Watch the video of me singing "Old Friends" with the wonderful Shawn Colvin singing harmony. The song is about the two of us, and Shawn calls it "our song."
It's looking like my new album will be released on Sept. 28. It's mixed, still needs a few mastering tweaks, then it's done. The artwork is finished (I designed the CD package and took the cover and inside photos), it should go to the manufacturer next week. And it turns out I have TWO very special guests on harmony, my old friends Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell. Shawn sings a duet with me on "Old Friends," a song I wrote about her and me, our long-time friendship, and our times together in the early days of the Greenwich Village folk scene. You can pre-order the album and hear song excerpts here. You can see the artwork, credits and lyrics here.