Single # 2 - "New Amsterdam"; FWWtW heads north (again!)
You can now stream and download my new single, "New Amsterdam" from Bandcamp (or you can click the link to the right to listen now). If you like what you hear, please consider downloading - you can name your own price too!
Next weekend, I'll be headed up north again with Food Will Win the War, doing back to back shows with our friends (and fellow accordion enthusiasts) The Fox and The Feather - on April 11 at Paul Smiths College in upstate New York, then April 12 at Radio Bean in Burlington, VT. If you are in the neighborhood or know someone who is, please come on out or send 'em our way!
Lastly, here is a teaser clip, taken from the studio sessions for "New Amsterdam". It's what happens when a group of over-caffienated musicians take a break...
You can now preview, stream and download the first single, "Back To Babylon" now! This tune - along with 3 other songs - was recorded in January at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the middle of a blizzard, fueled by good folks - good Indian food - and a lot of love. I was joined by engineer/producer Aaron Nevezie and a whole host of terrifc players, including lots of folks that have performed with me as part of the Well Groomed Orchestra.
Anyway, on to the song. It's pay-what-you-will. Have at it!
Lastly, here's some behind-the-scenes video footage from the sessions at The Bunker:
Announcing - West End Music
I'm proud to announce the launch of West End Music and its website www.westendmusicnyc.com. As many of you know, I've spent a significant amount of time as a piano teacher, vocal coach and vocal accompanist. West End Music is the brand name of my home studio / home business where I have been expanding my clientele. So all of my performing and songwriting / composition pursuits will be detailed on scottsteinmusic.com, while my accompanying and teaching pursuits will be chronicled on westendmusicnyc.com.
Feel free to stop by the page as I'm in the process of updating and expanding the new website.
New DVD - Live at the Tangier - OUT NOW
In March of 2012, I teamed up with my good friend and musical colleague Josh Rzepka to put on a joint concert in our hometown of Akron, OH, to raise funds for the music programs of Firestone and Copley High Schools (where Josh and I went to school). The show was a big success, and a DVD - Live at the Tangier - will be available very soon! As it was with the show, proceeds from sales of the DVD will go to the two schools' amazing music programs.
To purchase a DVD, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the main highlight of the evening was our collaborations with the Firestone Jazz Band and the Copley Concert Chorale. Here's a preview of the DVD - Josh and I performing my tune Sing It Low with members of Josh's band and joined by the Copley Concert Chorale.