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February 2016

Dear Friends,

As the second month of the year begins I thought I’d write this little note, welcome you to my site, and let you know about some of the projects I have in the works...

I’m thrilled to be celebrating the origins of the singer/songwriter movement of the downtown NYC music scene on my new album project “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In the 1960s”. Partnering with PledgeMusic, special guests already include John Sebastian, Dion, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, Jenni Muldaur, The Kennedys, David Amram, drummers Steve Holley and Dennis Diken, and more to come. The album is being produced by Steve Addabbo (whose recent projects include the new 18-disc Bob Dylan box set and forthcoming Jeff Buckley collection, both for Columbia), with A & R direction by Mitchell Cohen. You can watch the promo video, view project updates and photos, pre-order the album, and get exclusive bonuses by clicking here. You can preview and purchase the first single, Eric Andersen’s “Close the Door Lightly When You Go”, out now on iTunes. And look for the special CD release concert at City Winery NYC in late spring and special events at the Village landmark NYPL Jefferson Market Library on the first Thursdays of April, May, and June. So excited!

Coming February 14th is a wonderful new album by jazz singer Hilary Kole, performing selections from the classic repertoire of the great Judy Garland. I am delighted to have produced the album, capturing her stunning performances in the studio. The first single and video, “Over The Rainbow”, is already available. Coming soon is Tracy Stark’s songbook, “Shades of Beautiful”, which I also produced. It features a stunning array of top vocalists interpreting Tracy’s unique songs. Both albums are on the Miranda Music label. I also produced an amazingly eclectic holiday album featuring all the Miranda artists, family, and friends - including me! - which was released for the holidays. It is sure to make a return visit for the holiday season on ’16.

I’m very pleased to have completed work producing another album by my very legendary friend and mentor, the late Tiny Tim, from tapes recorded by Tiny himself in the mid-1970s. Entitled “Tiny Tim’s America”, it will be released on limited edition vinyl in March 2016 by Ship To Shore Phono Co. I’ll be sure to post news, updates and photos on Facebook and Twitter about this and other projects.

If you enjoy photography, I invite you to visit my ongoing photojournalism snapshot project New York In An Instant on Facebook and Instagram. And please visit my Upcoming Shows page as new shows are being added all the time.

All my best wishes always, 

~ Richard

Greenwich Village, NYC