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Summer 2016

Dear Friends,

With summer almost 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...

I’m thrilled to be celebrating 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 (whose recent projects include the new 18-disc Bob Dylan box set and Jeff Buckley’s “You & I” collection, both for Columbia), 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 by clicking here. You can preview and purchase the first single, Eric Andersen’s “Close the Door Lightly When You Go”, out now on iTunes. We have partnered with New York Public Library to present a series of special events at the Village landmark NYPL Jefferson Market Library branch on the first Thursdays of each month, with some exceptional panelists and musical guests. Check my Upcoming Shows page  for more details. And look for a special CD release concert at City Winery NYC in the fall. 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 iTunes, Amazon, and all digital retailers. Coming soon is Tracy Stark’s songbook, “Shades of Beautiful”, which I also produced. It features an amazing 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 also produced an eclectic holiday album featuring all the Miranda artists, family, and friends - including me! - which was released for the holidays and is sure to make a return visit for the holiday season of 2016/17.

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 will be released on limited edition vinyl this spring by Ship To Shore Phono Co. Click here to order now. I’ll be sure to post news, updates and photos on Facebook and Twitter about this and other projects.

If you enjoy photography, I invite you to visit my ongoing photojournalism snapshot 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 - including some surprises this fall...

All my best, 

~ Richard

Greenwich Village, NYC