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Summer 2016

Dear Friends,

With summer upon us 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...

have been immersed in exploring 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, very special guests include John Sebastian, Dion, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, Jenni Muldaur, The Kennedys, David Amram, drummers Steve Holley, Dennis Diken, Richard Kerris, and more. The album is being produced by Steve Addabbo, 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 - including a deluxe, limited edition vinyl LP - by clicking here. You can preview and purchase the first single Eric Andersen’s “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” now on iTunes.

We partnered with New York Public Library to present a series of special “Sorrows & Promises” events at the Village landmark NYPL Jefferson Market Library branch on the first Thursdays of each month throughout the spring, with some exceptional panelists and musical guests. We will be continuing with a film series at the Library during the summer, and plan to return for another musical panel discussion this fall. Check my Upcoming Shows page for more details. And look for a special “Sorrows & Promises” concert event later this year. So excited!

Just released 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. It is available now at all digital retailers. Coming soon is Tracy Stark’s songbook, “Shades of Beautiful”, which I also produced. It features an impressive array of top vocalists - including final performances by the late Lesley Gore and Karen Black - interpreting Tracy’s unique songs. Both albums are on the Miranda Music label.

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 is a wild collection of obscure songs from the early 1900s, and is being released on limited edition red, white and blue vinyl by Ship To Shore Phono Co. Click here to order now. Also on the Tim Tim front, I’m delighted to be serving as executive producer of the new stage musical, “TINY”, opening this summer. You can find more info by clicking here.

Fans of The Bongos, look for some rare tour dates in the Northeast in late October, including some shows with our friends, power pop icons The Rubinoos. Look for dates in your area and visit my Upcoming Shows page for more info.

If you enjoy photography, I invite you to check out my ongoing photojournalism project New York in an Instant on Instagram and Facebook. And please visit my Upcoming Shows page as new shows and guest appearances are being added all the time.

Enjoy your summer, 

~ Richard

Greenwich Village, NYC