May 17 back at Bar Chord
The next show in my monthly Brooklyn songwriter series will happen on Wednesday, May 17 at our usual spot - Bar Chord - and will feature some new guests this time around (at least new for this series) - Bryan Dunn and Andy Mac. 9-midnight, no cover (though tips and Jimmy Webb singalongs are always welcome).
I've got a smattering of sideman gigs over the next month and change, so if you'd like to catch me live in other settings, here are some dates:
Sunday, May 7 11 AM - Joanie Leeds and the Nighlights CD release show (children's music) at City Point, Brooklyn
Wednesday, May 10 10 PM - Mya Byrne at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
Saturday, May 20 8 PM - Casey Dinkin at Caffe Vivaldi
I'll be doing a full band show on Sunday, June 25 back at Rockwood, so stay tuned for more details on that. There are lots of exciting things coming up this summer which will be posted soon!
New video - Wine Soaked Heart
Thanks to my good friend Sam Teichman who shot and edited footage from our recent CD release show at Rockwood Music Hall. This clip features some of the musicians that we spotlighted during the show including my core band members - Jeff Litman (guitar), Shawn Setaro (bass) and Dan Barman (drums) - as well Jeff Young (violin) and my wife Sarah (piano). There will be more clips to come from the show too.
Traveling Companion - out now
The new record is finally here! Thanks to all of you who came to the New York CD release show last month at Rockwood Music Hall, or to the Akron release show at Jilly's in August. For those of you who haven't been able to get your hands (and ears) on the new record, here are some links for you. And of course you can stream three of the album's tracks for free, or download for whatever price you like, via the Bandcamp link below.
Listen to / buy the new album Traveling Companion on
Inside the sessions of Traveling Companion
Back in January when we started tracking the new record, my drummer and frequent collaborator Dan Barman took some terrific footage via the 'drum-cam'. He's put some of the footage to the final mix of one of the tunes from the new record. Check out the video below to hear the tune 'The Goodbye Road To Baltimore' and to watch Dan's beautiful performance.
Working as a professional musician, I offer a number of services including vocal accompaniment, transcriptions, arranging and piano lessons. My new Professional Services page includes details on some of the various types of work I can offer as a collaborator or as a for-hire pro.
Previously, this information was available on a separate website, westendmusicnyc.com. I've decided to migrate all of the information from West End Music over to this site, making it 'one-stop-shopping' for all fo my various musical endeavors.