BIG HOLIDAY-SEASON SHOW (Whoop-de-do!)!!
So much to
do, so little
willingness to forego being distracted by the open window to the entire
the internet provides,
d. all of the above,
to do it…
Yet, here we go.
I am doing a very special
HOLIDAY SHOW on Dec. 8th in the lovely Thousand Oaks Library. I will be appearing with the
even more lovely Rosemary Butler, renowned
vocal coach and background singer for Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, and James Taylor, heard on countless
hit records, and whose new cd "You Just Watch Me" is due in Spring 2013.
AND the equally lovely Deborah Pearl, singer, TV writer, and playwright,
whose CD "Souvenir of You -New Lyrics to Benny Carter Classics" was released last year. I will be singing my share of irreverent
(and heartwarming) holiday songs, and accompanying Debbie and Rosie on a real piano!
The bald and beautiful Scotty Breadman will be
providing percussive underpinnings (is that dirty?). Thanks to my longtime friend
Saria Kraft for
asking us to do this show as part of her “Blues, Bop, and Books”
concert series at the library. Please come if you can.
to all who came to my 60th BIRTHDAY SHOW
and PARTY. It was quite a bash. There
were people there from all eras of my life, from Leslie Peterson, who literally
lived down the street from me when I was in 2nd grade at Balboa Elementary, to some great
folks I’d met only recently like songwriter/producer Ed Tree. My band kicked
major musical ass, and my old friend (and major guitar god) Grant Geissman, even jumped
up and joined in on the last song. Also, big thanks to my dear friend Rick Astor, who put together
a DVD of pictures spanning nearly every time and event in my meandering life story.
And, as I have done for nearly 10 years, I am happy
to be doing music for the Sit ‘N’ Spin
Holiday Show on Dec.
This is the comedy/spoken-word show that pretty much started it all in Los Angeles,
started by Jill Soloway and Maggie Rowe. Maggie’s and Sit ‘n’ Spin’s
support has been an integral part of my commitment to being a performing songwriter,
and I am deeply in debt to her and to everyone involved. Also on that show is brilliant
insane-person Eddie Pepitone. Also appearing
are the hilarious Drew Droege, Terri Mintz, and my writing
partner on the musical Bukowsical!, the
be performing Dec. 7th with some of LA’s best songwriters
for TOP TUNE – The Songwriter’s Game
at the Fanatic Salon in Culver City, where we will each get
17 minutes to come up with a new original song. I’ll be appearing with the
likes of Clive Kennedy, Logan Heftel, Cynthia Carle, Brad Kay, and Pam Loe.
As of this writing, there aren’t event pages for these
next shows, but here’s the info:
Dec. 14 I’m doing some songs for my old friend
Pablo Marz’ acclaimed storytelling show
Tell It! at the Spirit Studio in Silverlake. 7:30pm, I think (check
Dec. 19 I get to perform with the amazing and legendary Freebo at Genghis Cohen. I believe I will be sharing the stage
with Robert Tepper and one of the greatest musicians
on the planet, Chad Watson. More info as this develops.