Song Story logoSong Story just keeps rolling along, now with it’s sixth segment, a regular schedule that I’ve maintained for the last few weeks, and a few great interviews scheduled and another handful already recorded. I hope you’re enjoying the show as much as I am. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below, once you’ve listened to this week’s segment:

Click flyer to zoom in for detailsAnd get your tickets now for the next Song Story Live!, take a look at SongStoryShow.org and “follow” and “like” Song Story on
SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Comments No Comments »

Click flyer to zoom in for detailsI just finished making the flyer for the next Song Story Live! It’s going to be a great night of stories and songs. And if you become a “Patron” on Song Story’s Patreon page, you can even get free tickets.

Also, check out this week’s latest episode, which was told on stage by James Dalton at the last Song Story Live!. James is a singer/songwriter and DIY touring expert on tour in Europe this month, but he also played harmonica and mandolin on my album, Disconnect, on songs like “Six Weeks in Jersey,” and “Autumn in LA.”

I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section, below. Take a look at SongStoryShow.org and “follow” and “like” Song Story on
SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Comments No Comments »

Song Story logoI’ve never danced so much while editing a segment. If you don’t get up a dance while listening to Nicole Atkins’s, “Girl You Look Amazing,” you may not have feet. After David Byrne came to her in a dream with the song’s hook, Nicole went to Sweden to brake down the walls of her own style and made an after-hours disco rock album that’s truly inspired.

Also, I’ve cemented the next Song Story Live!, which will be June 17, at The Saint. Check out the details in the sidebar to your right.

I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section, below.

SongStoryShow.org
soundcloud.com/songstoryshow
facebook.com/songstoryshow
twitter.com/songstoryshow”
instagram.com/songstoryshow

Comments No Comments »

Song Story logoI cannot believe how great this week’s segment of Song Story came out! It features Arlan Feiles telling the true story behind his song, “Viola,” which is based on civil rights martyr, Viola Liuzzo. But this week, I’ve upped my game: Arlan put me in touch with Viola’s daughter, Sally, who was generous enough to grant a phone interview to be included in the segment, and I also have clips from Present Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. worked into the story.

You can find more information about Viola by watching the documentary, “Home of the Brave,” about Viola Liuzzo, right now on Netflix, and visit her daughter’s Facebook page about Viola to learn more.

I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section, below.

SongStoryShow.org
soundcloud.com/songstoryshow
facebook.com/songstoryshow
twitter.com/songstoryshow”
instagram.com/songstoryshow

Comments No Comments »

Song Story logoI’m so excited about my newest segment of Song Story. It’s the first one that I really edited together. Each segment has been like a new experience. I brought on Laura as Script Supervisor, which is super helpful. I also used the song throughout the segment, unlike last time, which I intend to do in most Song Story segments.

I interviewed the inimitable Sarah Donner, who just hit her $10,000 funding goal on Kickstarter, which means she’ll be gracing us with her 6th album very soon. This song is about her mother and about the start of spring in NJ. It’s called, “Signs of Life.”

I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section, below.

SongStoryShow.org
soundcloud.com/songstoryshow
facebook.com/songstoryshow
twitter.com/songstoryshow”
instagram.com/songstoryshow

Comments No Comments »

Song Story logoI’ve been quietly working on this project for a while, and it’s finally beginning to poke its head out in public. I’m creating and hosting a podcast called “Song Story,” which features songwriters telling the true stories behind their original songs. The Storytelling Night at The Saint that I hosted last week was a big step in the process of bringing the show to life.

The first season will be 13 episodes, each with 3-4 segments, each about 8-10 minutes long. I’m learning the publishing process, so I’ve created a sample segment to be the guinea pig. This first sneak peek features the story behind and alive performance of my song, “Little Love Notes,” which will be on my forthcoming new album.

This segment was recorded live, at The Saint, though the full eventual show will feature both live and pre-recorded interview segments. I hope you enjoy it and find Song Story on social media everywhere, @SongStoryShow.

SongStoryShow.org
soundcloud.com/songstoryshow
facebook.com/songstoryshow
twitter.com/songstoryshow”
instagram.com/songstoryshow

Comments No Comments »

I can’t be more excited for today’s The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton). Together with , TV’s Adam, Nathan Dickinson, and Bob Denson, we’re going to be playing through 29 JoCo songs, hopefully with a room full of JoCo fans singing along.

I might not get to post photos and/or video until tomorrow, so if you were at the show, please comment below with your own photos and videos.

And don’t forget that I’m hosting the upcoming on Tuesday, March 11. In fact, here’s the flyer:

Click flyer to zoom in for details

Click flyer to zoom in for details

Comments No Comments »

The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton) is quickly approaching on March 1, so I wanted to give you a few quick updates. First of all, the event is at Stay Gold Cafe & Lounge, which is at 800 Main St., in Belmar, NJ. There’s a full menu of awesomeness, and it’s a BYO, so feel free. Oh, and did I mention this show is FREE?

We currently have 5 singer/songwriters performing: Eric Ginsberg (duh), Alex Biese, TV’s Adam, Nathan Dickinson, and Bob Denson. And the song list is up to 29 songs! Holy cow that’s a lot of JoCo songs!

Also, March 1 is the night before Belmar’s epic annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, so if you’d like to make a weekend out of it here at the shore, maybe book a room somewhere.

We’re gonna play non-stop from about 6:00-10:00. It’ll be like the Bruce Springsteen concert of Jonathan Coulton tribute shows. But this room is small, so get there early to claim your perch; once the show gets started, the mix of JoCo fans and other Stay Gold patrons will make it standing-room only.

See you there!

Comments No Comments »

Okay. So I’ve got almost everything sorted out for the upcoming Storytelling Night at The Saint, in Asbury Park, on Tuesday, March 11.

There will be true stories on the night’s theme, “How did I get here?” by:
Chris Rockwell (from Chris Rockwell & the Stickball Social Club), Ben Feld, Barry Petersen (from Barry and the Penetrators), Krislyn Ellicott, George Condon, Geena (from Geena and Dragster), James Dalton, and Eric Ginsberg (duh).

There will also be true stories about one original song, followed by an intimate, acoustic performance of that one song by local singer-songwriters:
James Dalton, Geena (from Geena and Dragster), Gary Mayer (from Thomas Wesley Stern), Amanda Duncan, CM Smith (from The Amboys), Michael Brett, Tommy Strazza, Arlan Feiles, and, of course, Eric Ginsberg (double-duh).

If you like stories, and you like songs, and you like cheap beer on a Tuesday night, check out the Facebook event page and RSVP to this free event.

Which isn’t to say that you should in any way forget about The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton), which is coming up first, on March 1, and is also totally free.

Comments No Comments »

A few quick things before I get into it:
JoCoVert2- There is a new poster for The Jonathan Coulton Sing-Along (NOT featuring Jonathan Coulton). Click it. Print it. Hand it to people and post it up places.

- RSVP to that on Facebook and invite your friends. Also, I’m temporarily claiming the hashtag #JoCoSho, so use it to promote and tell friends.

- I’ve heard some of the mixes from my new album and they are good. So good.

- The storytelling event at The Saint has been shifted to March 11 and I’ve been put in charge of it. Check the details; I’m doing something really cool.

- I’ve got a few more balls up in the air that I’m excited to share with you but can’t just yet. So be patient.

Oh. Well, I guess that was everything I wanted to get into. Done and done.

Comments No Comments »