1) I recently released an existential classic by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz called "Dancing In The Dark" featuring Doug Hammer on his Schimmel grand piano. You are welcome to click here to listen to it on various digital music platforms.
2) Pianist Joe Reid and I have resumed sharing our hour-long programs of music with visits to Springhouse in Jamaica Plain, Brightview in Arlington, Fuller Village in Milton, Waterstone At the Circle in Boston, Cornerstone in Milford, and Lasell Village in Newton. We are looking forward to bringing music this fall to Newbury Court in Concord, North Hill in Needham, Goddard House in Brookline, Concord Park in West Concord and Center Communities in Brookline, as well as making a return visit to Brightview in Arlington and two return visits to Cornerstone.
Joe and I are both fully vaccinated/boosted and — although we and the residents and staff are all wearing masks (which makes it very hard to see anyone's facial expressions) — we have still managed to have a great time making music together.
Please send me a message if you might like us to bring music to YOUR community.
3) I am continuing to offer Music Together classes this fall — outside in a park near Spy Pond when the weather cooperates and via Zoom when it is too rainy or cold. You are welcome to click here to learn more if you are curious.
4) I was honored to be interviewed by Ed Karvoski, Jr. for the June issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. You can click here to read it if you are curious.
5) I was delighted to be interviewed by Loren King for the March/April issue of Boston Spirit magazine. You can click here to read it if you are curious.
You are welcome to visit my blog — which features at least one song per post— and read about topics ranging from climate change to songwriters (such as Yip Harburg, Dorothy Fields and the Gershwin Brothers), to my somewhat unusual childhood working professionally around the USA, to my time as a standby in the original production of Pippin when I was ten years old.
My most recent (and 100th) blog post features the song "Overjoyed" — written by Stevie Wonder and performed by Doug Hammer, (piano), Mike Callahan (clarinet), and me (vocals).
You Can Help Will Keep Making Music...
In the past, I have been reluctant to ask anyone for financial contributions. However, several people — especially when I was leading nightly sing-alongs via Facebook Live in 2020 — told me I needed to offer a tip jar. So here it is!
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You are welcome to download these songs on a "pay what you can afford" basis.
You can also listen to them on Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music via links at the bottom of this page.