Summer 2016


Dear Friends,


As summer continues I thought I’d write this little note, welcome you to my site, and let you know  about my new album, coming out this fall...


“Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In the 1960s” explores the origins of the singer/songwriter movement that had its genesis right here on the streets of my neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Bringing this music and era to life has been a fantastic journey, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with an extraordinary creative team. Very special guests on the album include John Sebastian, Dion, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, Jenni Muldaur, The Kennedys, David Amram, and more. The album was produced by Steve Addabbo, with A&R direction by writer Mitchell Cohen, whose historical liner notes are included in the album. Images and design were by my brilliant friend NathanielHL. Some of the artists whose songs we covered include Janis Ian, Fred Neil, The Velvet Underground, Eric Andersen, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more, all from roughly 1960-67. The musical energy of that incredible blast of self-expression inspires to this day.


You can be part of the project by pre-ordering the album at the PledgeMusic site, where you can watch the promo video, view project updates and photos, order personal experiences and exclusive bonuses - including a deluxe, limited edition vinyl LP. You can also visit and comment on our “Sorrows & Promises” Facebook page, updated daily.


I would be so delighted to have you onboard for this little road trip to another time in this very special place.


All my best, 


~ Richard

Greenwich Village, NYC

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