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New track with Morgan Karr

Back in December, I got to do a great gig with 2 powerhouse singers– Carrie Manolakos and Morgan Karr.  After spending the evening showcasing and singing on each others original material, they closed with a killing rendition of the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell classic “You’re All I Need To Get By” (with a little hint of Aretha thrown in for good measure).

Now, Morgan’s released to his mailing list a new track I’m proud to have done with him and red-headed siren Catherine Brookman– a creative cover of One Republic’s Apologize. You can listen below and download it for free if you join his email list and I hear there’s a cool video on the way.

In other news, Clinton Curtis is poised to release his new record 2nd Avenue Ball, produced by Matt Stine, and you can grab the first single free on his website. Below is some video from a recent show we did.

Stay tuned for March– I’ll be playing in The Daughters for 3 weeks at CAP21 with some of the most wailin’ goddesses New York has to offer!

Harry Potter: Snape Seeker

Wizard Rock king and queen Lily & James (née Grace McLean and Jay Stolar) have finally released their Harry-Potter-riffic debut record! As previously mentioned, I only read up to the third book so the references are almost completely lost on me, but the pair were amazing and hilarious at their CD release last Tuesday.

Below is a track I produced for the record, “Snape Seeker”, an ode to girls liking bad guys, or to Alan Rickman, or something like that.

I also wound up playing bass on several other tracks, all of which sound amazing thanks to Jay and Grace’s ability to simultaneously take the music seriously and themselves not-so-seriously.

The rest of the album is worth checking out and is available below.

“Political Wife”, the track I produced for sketch comedy group Political Subversities‘ music video, has more than 20,000 views on YouTube! The track is finally available on Bandcamp (below) and iTunes, along with the ringtone being available in the iTunes store.

Lily & James @ Bandcamp"Political Wife" @ Bandcamp

“Political Wife” on Huffington Post, iTunes

The music video I did with Political Subversities is getting some buzz after being blogged on the Huffington Post yesterday!  Now the track is available for download in the iTunes store and on

I attended the group’s opening of their new run at the People’s Improv Theater in midtown NYC last Saturday and they are on fire with some sharp new material for the election season and beyond.