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Each time I walk out the door of my Greenwich Village apartment with guitar in hand, I stand in the long shadow of those who walked these streets before me. In the early 1960s, the Village became epicenter for one of the most revolutionary movements in the history of popular music. Inspired by the folk revival of the 50s and early ‘60s, the voices of a new wave of young songwriters emanated from the local coffee houses to radios all over the world. It was a cultural phenomenon that forever changed the way we perceive popular music.

To pay tribute to the artistry of those trailblazing troubadours is a privilege and also a duty. Some of these writers and singers are household names, while others are less widely remembered and celebrated. On Sorrows and Promises, they are all inspirational, all worthy of being discovered all over again, or for the first time. Making this album has been a journey of self discovery through the words and music that continue to echo in my neighborhood and beyond.


SORROWS & PROMISES: GREENWICH VILLAGE IN THE 1960s features guest performances by the legendary DION, John Sebastian, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, Jenni Muldaur, David Amram, The Kennedys. Available in three formats:


Listen and Purchase Digital Download


Limited Edition CD


Deluxe Limited Edition Vinyl LP