NEW MUSIC NEW SHOWS

I’ll be playing three very different shows this week in Los Angeles.

Thursday, March 16 at 8pm

Sit ‘n Spin at Comedy Central Stage
The Hudson Theatre
5539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

with Annabelle Gurwitch, Spencer Green, Annie Korzen, Christine Blackburn, Cole Kazdin

Free show: RSVP at 323-960-5519

Friday, March 17 at 8pm

Bareburger
2732 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

two 45 minute sets: 8pm and 9pm

Sunday, March 19 at 7pm

Top Tune at Hotel Cafe
1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6 of LA’s best songwriters perform one of their own favorite songs.

Then they are paired up into 3 songwriting teams, given an inspiring title for a new song and sent offstage for 17 minutes to write it.

With 3 celebrity commentators and a house band of the best session players in town.

Hosted by: JONATHAN MANGUM

Logan Heftel, Marky Lennon, Clare Means and Alan Roy Scott play The Songwriters Game.

The Commentators: GARY SHAPIRO, MATT GEILER and MISSI PYLE!

WIth the house band, Jonny Mench & The Thirsty Models
featuring
Joe Ayoub
Jason Orme
Edoardo Tancredi

And as always, GINGER SMITH!

New Listening

I recorded some quick acoustic songs, two covers and one original:

George Carlin: I Kinda Like it When a Lotta People Die

I’m very happy to finally share this. Next month, something I worked on for the better part of four years is being released. A new George Carlin LP.

I’ve been working with his daughter Kelly Carlin and his manager Jerry Hamza to preserve and digitize the boxes of recordings he saved in his archives. He left cassette tapes with handwritten notes. We did our best to follow his clues and honor his intention. This release is primarily a record of what was to be included in his November 2001 HBO Special, originally titled I Kinda Like it When a Lotta People Die. After 9-11, the title was changed to Complaints and Grievances and much of that material was reworked or thrown out. You’ll finally get to hear the original routines. The opening track is from a home recording in 1957, and the rest of the record was edited from shows that took place September 9 and 10, 2001 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bonus tracks include interviews with Jerry Hamza and Rocco Urbisci, and an earlier version of the closing piece. The liner notes were written by Lewis Black. The cover photo was taken by Dan Dion, who George said “photographs from the inside out.” To borrow a phrase from the Class Clown LP, This album would not have been possible without the loving help of: Taylor Negron, Louis Durra, Richard Green, Teri Bernardi, Jake Bluenote, Jeffrey Fiskin, Christine Robison, Paul Provenza, Shabrena Barnard, Chris Baseford, and Chuck Plotkin.

Pre-order now on Amazon

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