Hi Everyone!! I just released my latest song, "Why" and it's available right here to listen to (or purchase!) Hope you enjoy - I was inspired by a friend going through an "on again/off again" relationship, and remembering that I had one of those in my past as well...
Cheers to all and be sure to check out my tour page for upcoming shows!!!
Peace and Love,
Someone told me recently that I say "I'm blessed" often...So I'll say it again - I am so blessed. As a songwriter and full-time musician, I feel very lucky and happy to be where I am right now in life. So far, my musical journey has led me down many different roads..to so much more than I could have ever imagined! What am I up to lately? I've found myself in the amazing position of "artist development" helping younger artists compose, record and release music - helping to make their dreams come true! I've been in the studio with some very talented singer/songwriters and I wanted to share the news with all of you who visit my website!
Riley Lynch is a 15 singer/songwriter from Avon, CT who just released his first 4-song ep; "Thank You". I was blown away with his voice when we first started working together, and when we started writing, the songs just came out so naturally. We co-wrote 3 songs (Thank You, Golden, You Want Me When I Leave) and he covered my song, "Stand In Your Way" (off of my album Move The Sun). Riley will be auditioning for The X Factor this coming spring and I am so excited for him, proud of him, and can't wait for the rest of the world to HEAR him! It's wonderful to be his friend, co-writer, mentor but most of all, watch him spread his wings.. You can visit his fan page at:http://www.facebook.com/RileyLynchMusic?fref=ts Riley's songs are available on all music download stores: itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc...
Lauren Brave is 16 years old from Simsbury, CT and we have worked together for almost 3 years now! I've basically watched Lauren blossom from a shy 13 year old to a confident 16 year old who is ready to take on the world with her music. Lauren expressed an interest in songwriting about two years ago, and we discovered how easy it is to write together - she always has lyrical ideas and I always have a melody so we make a great team. I am very excited about the songs we co-wrote and have now recorded and released (Closer, Player and Monday In May)! I know that the future is wide open for Lauren. You can visit her fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/laurenbravemusic?ref=ts&fref=ts Lauren's songs are available on all music download stores: itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc...
When I met Olivia Plaut, she was 8 years old and came to me for guitar lessons. I quickly discovered that she could sing beautifully though and started working on vocals too. One day, I was looking through her notebook and came across some words she had written, "Sun, sun shine on me, I hang you on my wall for all the world to see..." I asked her if she wrote the words and she replied yes - so I told her we could make a song out of her words. I am amazed sometimes that one of the most talented and prolific artists I work with is 10 years old! Olivia has since released her first 4-song ep as well. "Shine On Me" would be considered a children's record, but these tunes are far more mature than that. Olivia performs now locally at open mics, talent shows and fundraisers...I am truly honored to be a part of this magical young girl's life. I see Olivia's future and it holds a musical journey that will take her very far. She is too young to have a Facebook Profile, but I think a fan page will be coming soon and I will post it when it does! Olivia Plaut's songs (Shine On Me, My Best Friend, My Guitar Player, Air Guitar) are also available on all download stores: itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc..
These are not the only artists I work with...I'll be in the studio this spring with Josh Pinton, Julia Russo and Julia Davis - all of these singer/songwriter's are young and so very talented and I am simply honored to work with them. I also get the privilege of co-producing most of these songs with one of my best friends who also happens to be the bass player in my band, Len Bobinski. Len opened up Augmented Studio in Simsbury, CT last year and hasn't had down time yet (which is why MY songs aren't finsihed yet either..cause he's so busy!)
As for me I AM going to be finishing three new songs with Len and hope to get those done by March! I continue to perform regularly with my band (mostly in the Connecticut area) and am very busy working with over 40 amazing singers/guitarists/songwriters every week as I coach and teach and mostly try to give them ALL what I have learned from my years as a songwriter, singer and performer - my LOVE and PASSION of music. What a gift it is to be a musician. What a thrill it is to take an idea, form a song, breathe life into it and send it out into the world. What an amazing experience each and every time I hit the stage and sing words that mean something to me, and have them mean something to a stranger or a friend. How truly wonderful it is to be able to work with my amazing band - Dave Martin, Dave Zucker, Dennis Cotton and Len Bobinski - all of whom are talented to the extreme. So when I think about my life as a musician - which includes songwriter, performer, vocalist, instructor, mentor and now artist developer - do I think I'm blessed? Without a doubt.
Peace and Love everyone.....
Hello to my friends and fans!! Been busy in the studio and have 3 new songs coming out in January! I'm excited about these tunes. One is an actual flashback on my life when I lived in NYC, one is just a rocker and one about my Dad......
It's been a great year - filled with music and performing and fundraising and teaching. I'm truly blessed to live this life I'm living.
Just wanted to wish you all a very happy and merry holiday season - I am so grateful to each and every one of you who listen to my music, send me emails about it, post pictures and come to my shows. Thank you so much...
Merry Christmas!! Happy 2013!!
Check out my NEWS page to read all about it!!!
Here's the link to Jango Internet Radio!! It's FREE and it's cool - create your own playlist with the artists you want to listen to (of course that includes ME!!)
We performed at the Simsbury September Festival last night - thank you to everyone who came out to support us, all the great comments, all the hugs, all the fans, friends and family - I live in an amazing town - so supportive and loving.
Thank you to all who continue to listen and love my music - it's my heart and soul and I'm glad to share it with you. I am truly blessed....
The release of a new album is always exciting for me - it's one more body of work I can share with you. I was having coffee this morning and the beautiful cardinal came by to say hello. This bird visits me almost every morning - for about a year now. I started writing a song about him - turned it into a sparkling pop song and that just got me thinking. The one question I get asked a lot is - "what kind of music do you play?" I try and search for an answer to that one and I'm always stumped by that.
For me, the beauty of being an artist is that I write what I feel. I think the more appropriate question would be - what kind of music do I love? I love a great melody, and I love thought provoking lyrics - I love to listen to a good story in three minutes - I love being moved by a song.
"Strength To Move" is a blend - there are some jangly pop songs, there's country pop, there's a little bit of folk. I don't ever stick to one genre and I like it that way. I can write a song with more blatant lyrics like the cheater song - "There's The Door", or bring it down a notch to more reflection on "Double Dare". Why don't you take a listen and send me an e-mail - YOU tell ME what kind of music I play - I want to know! Thanks for taking the time to listen to my new album...
Available from the Store Page or on Itunes!
"STRENGTH TO MOVE"!!
A VIBRANT COLLECTION OF COUNTRY/POP CROSSOVER SONGS FROM YET ANOTHER CHAPTER IN MY LIFE - THIS TIME IT'S MY REDEMPTION RECORD.....
DON'T FORGET TO VISIT THE LITTLE BIRD PAGE AND GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD!!
RAISING MONEY FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH - ONE SONG AT A TIME...
Also - it would be great to see your smiling face at one of my shows.......
AS ALWAYS, PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL....