Tuesday, December 14, 2010
north, south east & west : ) for an amazing four years! To every musician who entertained us with music, thanks for sharing your gift of song. Friend me on Facebook to stay in touch-->
Please take a moment to send some love to our troops this holiday season...
My gratitude to Steve Petrone, Tom Furci & the WHUD staff for the opportunity to be part of a station that truly serves the community. I've found a new radio home, but I will never forget the experience of getting to know you and singing along to the Night Rhythms.
May your life be filled with sunshine, may your every wish come true,
may you find the sweet fulfillment in everything you do...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A boat may not travel in a circle, but it often returns to points we call ports. Friday night in our Night Rhythms Livebeat, we enjoyed the return of The YaYas to our studio.
Catherine Miles, Jay Mafale and Paul Silverman are as comically engaging as they are talented and we heard three tunes from their new album, Paper Boats.
I forgot my camera, but Paul (who has a way of capturing the inner beauty of people he photographs) was kind enough to bring his. : )
We heard the moving song, You Should Go, that includes the lyric that inspired the album title: 'folding up his dreams in tiny paper boats.' The Ya Yas are as accommodating as they are fun, and we heard their spin on the familiar tune We Danced Anyway...equally uplifting, and dare I say more brilliantly arranged than the original, that I love. If you heard The Ya Yas perform Third Girl from the Left, then you must be still singing it, because it's got a hopeful hook that echoes Petula Clark's Downtown.
The heart of Peekskill is where you'll find The Ya Yas this Friday, September 17th @ 8pm at the Bean Runner Cafe. (great food, warm atmosphere and the sound will be delicious!) You can also catch The Ya Yas at the Howling Wolf Family Folk Festival @ Lewisboro Park in South Salem, on Sunday, 9/19 @ 1pm or be at their CD release party, where admission includes a copy of Paper Boats, at the Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling on Sunday, October 24th @ 7:30pm. Find their full calendar and more music at their web home.Two more Night Rhythms sails together...
See you on the water,
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Curtis also mentioned that he plays bass in a band called Big Pedro and you can hear their sounds @ Wicked Willy's in NYC on Wednesday, 9/22 @ 9pm. Sail over to his site for upcoming local shows and to learn more about Curtis and his recording. Be sure to browse through the gallery of photos at the site--where you can witness the beautiful collaboration of local musicians, who are an inspiration in how they support one another in music.
"As today I know I'm living but tomorrow
could make me the past but that I mustn't fear
For I'll know deep in my mind
The love of me I've left behind
Cause I'll be loving you always."
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Create with music,
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday night in our Night Rhythms Livebeat, Susan Kane shared her songs and the inspiration for writing them.
Change, sing, soar...
Thursday, August 5, 2010
“The miracle isn't that I finished.
We moved our Hudson Valley Artist Spotlight to Wednesday this week and caught up with Professor Louie who's been performing shows in Italy this summer. He sent this neat photo of a floating stage in Venice...how cool is that?
We enjoyed the song Whispering Pines, from the album of the same title, recorded with his band Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. This weekend will be hoppin' with the highly anticipated summer event: Peekskill Celebration 2010 and you can dance to the tunes of Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Friday night, 8/6 at the riverfront in Peekskill from 6-9pm. Tom Furci will be your host. : ) Special thanks to Professor Louie for calling in for the interview before departing Italy and you can find his music and local shows at his web home. Quell'estate felice!
Summer's not a marathon, but it's sure zooming by like one...
Run with music,
Monday, August 2, 2010
Guess you could say we were 'making up for lost time' from last week...tonight we met Rebecca Loebe in our spotlight. We heard her song, Mystery Prize, from the album of the same title.
Rebecca is performing at 12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar in Peekskill with Fred Gillen, Jr. this Wednesday evening, 8/4 @ 7pm. She also mentioned an October 12th show @ The Living Room in Manhattan and you can check out her calendar and hear more of Rebecca's music at her site or space. We talked about how Rebecca includes an origami fortune teller (also known as a cootie catcher) in the CD, so if you want to make your own, here's a fun modern 'how to.'
Hope you loved hearing the Don Henley version of this tune from the musical Guys & Dolls as much as I loved playing it tonight...
Sail with sound,