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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring 2011

It has been a long and busy winter. In November I reconnected with my old friend, the great singer-poet Eric Andersen, for a gig here in Connecticut. We had such a good time that I sat in with Eric a couple of nights later on his gig at the Kate in Old Saybrook, and we are going to be playing a couple again this spring, beginning with a show at the Towne Crier in Pawling, New York on May 22. Watch the gigs page.
"Move To Japan", a song I co-wrote with Jim Weider, Levon Helm, and Stan Szelest for The Band's "Jericho", was re-recorded and released on Garth Hudson's new CD, "A Canadian Celebration of the Band". Garth is playing on all tracks with the likes of Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn and other great names in Canadian music. You can get it here.
I also got together with my alma mater, The Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band, for a standing room only appearance at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT. Search for them or me on youtube and you can see and hear a lot of the evening.
I have also just completed my Master of Arts in Romance Languages, translating songs of the great French songwriter Georges Brassens into English. We started recording them last summer with Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Garth Hudson, Mark Dann, and Thierry Arpino, and recently finished up with Roscoe, Skip Ward, and Phil Cimino at Cowboy Technical in Brooklyn. These recordings will be available in one fashion or another very soon.
Lots happening. Check back soon!

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