New Season, New CD, New Program and New Dedication
After a long break… back to the Blog…
I’m finally feeling the spring sap running and heaven knows, it feels good. I’m off the road for a while, but there’s lots going on.
First, I just picked up the Sing for the Silenced CD’s and they’re already for sale as a download. Just click & go to the store: http://www.nimbitmusic.com/marcblack.
I’m so moved that some of Woodstock truly great musicians have donated their music to the live show that’s the basis of this disc… John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Peter Schickele, Pete Levin, Amy Fradon, Eric Parker and Mike Esposito! And Warren Bernhard, Jeff Eyrich and the EarthTones added some magic touches to the two studio cuts.
I’ve also been presenting a very cool program at libraries around the Northeast while I’m around. It’s called ‘The History of the 1950’s and 60’s Through the Lens of Popular Song”. It’s a blast sharing some of the songs from that era and talking about how they reflect the culture of those times.
The Sing for the Silenced project is moving right along. I’ll be putting on a couple shows with the EarthTones. One this Sunday, April 19, in Croton Falls, NY and one at the Towne Crier in Beacon on Friday, May 8. (Goldee Greene will join us for that one).
And the July 19 bus tour to fracking sites in Pennsylvania is not that far away. It should be a great day with music, speakers, and puppets. I just found out that the wonderful songwriter, Fred Gillen Jr. will join us! I’ll be writing much more about this in the coming months.
Let’s talk soon…