Save the date: Gig Number 2!
Videos from STORYTOWN's First Gig
SAVE THE DATE: STORYTOWN live at The HiFi Bar, June 13 2017. 1 set starting around 8:30pm.
Live Recordings from Rockwood
Videos from STORYTOWN's first gig, at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Plus information about our next gig.
Dispatch from the First Show
I share a couple of live songs from our first gig at the Rockwood Music Hall, with an added bonus: Lyrics!
FIRST LIVE SHOW!
Pics from our first gig, plus some personal thoughts about the experience.
Meet The Band
FIRST LIVE SHOW! Wednesday April 19, 8pm, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, NYC 10002.
Inspiring and Perspiring
I finally introduce the members of the band. And...SAVE THE DATE for our first gig: April 19.
Every time I finish a song that I think is “worthy” (or pretty good at least) I worry that I’ll never write another good song again, ever. Ruminations on inspiration and perspiration, band news, and a new song!
A link to a complete song, with a request for feedback. Plus some band news. Enjoy.
In a previous post I mentioned I had recorded a number of song demos to help teach the songs to the band quickly. This means I needed worked-out parts for guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals. The keyboard parts have been a bit of a challenge since I don’t play keyboards. In this post I talk about the challenge of creating keyboard parts when you’re not a keyboard player. My hope is that listening to a bunch of excerpts will be somewhat entertaining, even if the subject matter is a bit in the weeds.
Lyrics are hard for me -- songwriting is hard in general -- but lyrics are especially hard for me. Constructing lines that "scan", making them rhyme, oh no now I need another verse, sheesh! Can I get away without having a bridge? In the post I talk about two different approaches I used in two different songs, and you can listen and judge for yourself.