RECENT MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS
PLEASE PICK UP, I KNOW YOU'RE THERE! – Back in 2022 I had the pleasure of co-writing this song with the late, great Ed Tristram. Ed and his wife Greta could often be found busking in a West Village subway station, or hosting a Bleecker Street songwriters gathering. That's where I first met them some 15 years ago. A few of Ed's friends are on the recording, and his son Edward, Jr., joined us in this video tribute to his father.
ODE TO A ROAD – Highway 99 was once the only Pacific Coast route running from Canada to Mexico, and when I was a kid everything in my life revolved around this road. We had a lot of fun shooting this video on location near Keeler's Korner between Seattle and Everett, WA, with a dear friend and his 1954 Jaguar.
HIGHER GROUND: THE MUSICAL – My futurist climate-fiction musical started out with a table reading back in early 2020 and now it's getting a 4-part Graphic Novel treatment. Hailed as “A portentous omen, and a visual and sonic delight…” by mwe3.com, “A musical comic that functions perfectly as both!” says comicbookyeti.com, and “great songs… striking artwork…” according to michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com. You can now listen to the soundtrack and purchase your copy of the first printing of Volume One right here. Soon to be available on Amazon and Kindle!
TOMORROW SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY – Recorded in Brooklyn, NY with a stellar group of New York City musicians, my fifth solo CD release has received some terrific reviews - "Pop-rock brilliance... thriving on lyrical and sonic controversy," says dmme.net, and "...puts 2020 America under the looking glass... disturbing... yet entertaining," according to mwe3.com. It is now available for streaming on Spotify, and downloading on AppleMusic, bandcamp.com, Amazon, and on this website.
ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING – The soundtrack for my rock musical "Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses" starring Tony nominee and former American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, is now available at Broadway Records! A 2017/18 Off-Broadway world premiere run at the Theatre at St. Clement's in the heart of Manhattan's theater district was called "...an impressive debut... with a dynamic score..." by thebroadwayblog.com, and "...theatrical gold..." by New Yorker Magazine.