Living Room Sessions: Episode 5 (Series Finale)
October 20, 2014
Finale Finally! It's arrived. I couldn't be more proud of this series of videos. Start to finish, it was a pleasure to work with such a talented group of people, reimagining songs from my last record and integrating new ones for this intimate setting.
Many thanks to Nick Lanata who directed and edited the videos, Nick DePinna for engineering sound, Ross Garren with mixing, effects, harmonica, and all the musicians who contributed to the series: Gabe Davis (upright bass), Gabe Feenburg (trombone), and Jack Kovacs (guitar & vocals) !!!
AND many thanks to all of YOU who have followed this series from its inception. The audio recording of the Living Room Sessions will be released for purchase October 28th. HOWEVER! As a token of my appreciation, a FREE pre-release download will be available on my Soundcloud from now until the 28th, so go get it!
Thank you tremendously for your support and if you enjoyed these sessions, share them!
Episode 4 of the LIVING ROOM SESSIONS is LIVE!
June 13, 2014
I'm very proud to announce the release of our latest episode of the Living Room Sessions! This one is a bit more intimate and brings it down to just me and solo piano. The recording almost didn't happen, as this song was reserved for the end of the night, time and energy permitting. The team rallied and I sat down at the piano close to midnight. I played through the song once, which felt surprisingly good, then once more to see if we could make it any better, and that was the take!
I'm so happy to be able to share it with you! As always, please share with friends and family, and subscribe on YouTube or "like" on Facebook to stay updated!
Thank you !
Episode 3 from the LIVING ROOM SESSIONS is UP!
"Across the Universe"
May 16, 2014
I am welcoming to the scene the third episode to my Living Room Sessions project, where the skilled and talented, Nick Lanata, has created another beautiful piece with our first cover! I am always timid to perform, much less record, covers of songs where I so adore the original, for fear the reinterpretation will fall short. In this case, the song has also been covered by two of my favorite artists, Rufus Wainwright and Fiona Apple, as well, so triple the magnitude! Somehow, this song kept calling to me, and after playing it several times at shows, the arrangement with harmonium and the band felt too good not to record! I was also told at a show recently that harmonium was John Lennon's favorite instrument. Whether or not this is true, I hope he would be proud:)
Please take a moment to watch the video of "Across the Universe", and if you like it, share it, give it a thumbs up...do what you do with social media !! Also, if you haven't already, check out episodes 1 & 2 on my YouTube page and Subscribe so you can catch all of the Living Room Sessions series!! (psst...there is more to come ;)