Last night SNL decided to abandon the standard comedy intro at the top of the show.Instead, to honor the victims of the CT school tragedy, the kids opened with a devastating and beautiful rendition of "Silent Night". This last minute addition brought Joey center stage to participate in an unforgettable experience.
Q: What could they all possibly have in common?
A: Liz has gotten up close and personal with each of them this week.
• Soul Doctor started previews this week at New York Theater Workshop with Seth as music director and Joey playing Young Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Here's the link for discount tix: Theatermania.com
• Liz is set to debut her new effort written to Millay's seminal poem "Renascance" this Sunday at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the reading of this same poem on the actual site in Camden Me. It's an epic folk/rock opera clocking in at about 20 minutes and has been a daunting undertaking.
• This past Monday in Manhattan at a $40,000 per person fund raiser for the Obama campaign, Liz, Claudia Mussen and Brady Rymer, tucked away in the corner of a greeeting room, strummed and sang Brady's greatest hits. The culmination of the event (for us) was a handshake and band photo with The Pres himself. It was truly a thrill. His charisma and smile are overwhelming and I believe, had Odetta lived long enough to meet him, the two of them in one room would have caused a seismic reaction. Can't wait to see and share the photo.
THE EDNA PROJECT
Sunday, August 5, 2012 @ 3pm - free
Harbor Park and the Amphitheatre
(w/ special guest Eric Martin on fiddle & extra special guest Anne Farber on piano)
55 Main Street, Camden, ME
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 7:30
Bay State Green Concerts in the Park!
Bay State Commons Shopping Center,
Well, it's fall. The good news: Football. The not quite as good news: School.
7th grade has started for 1/3 of our family band and we are getting back in the groove.
We've got some exciting gigs coming up:
Sat. Oct. 8th at The Bread Box in Willimantic, CT 7:30pm
Wed. Oct. 12 at The Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ 7pm
Fri. Nov. 4 at The Bronxville Library in Bronxville, NY 7pm
Sun. Nov. 6 at The Community Church of Douglaston in Douglaston, NY 4pm
Sat. Nov. 19 at The Beekley Library in New Hartford, CT 7:30pm
We had some great adventures this summer, especially playing in L.A. with Brady Rymer, and then driving up the coast to San Francisco.
On the way we saw lots of ocean and mountains, and when we got there, lots of trees (Muir Woods).
We hope to seal, I mean see you at an upcoming gig.
Liz, Seth & Joey
Had a great concert at the lovely Chocolate Church in Bath ME last night.
Wonderful, warm audience. Great acoustics.
And then we got to eat it!
This is the house that Joey built:
This is the bird that lives in the house that Joey built:
so cool - oh yeah - we've got gigs - soon:
tomorrow, July 14 @ 6pm here in NYC wth Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could
at Washington Market Park
July 16th @ 7pm - THE WHITE CHURCH - Monterey, MA
July 20th @ 6pm - HUDSON. WATER. MUSIC. - Hudson, NY
July 26th @ 7pm - THE CHOCOLATE CHURCH - Bath, ME
July 30th (time TBA) - THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL - Newport, RI
August 20th @ 8pm - THE GUTHRIE CENTER - Great Barrington, MA
August 26th @ 7pm - THE WHITE CHURCH - Blandford, MA
We've decided to jump on the cyber train, so - Welcome to our blog!
Seth, Liz and Joey will take turns posting on music, sports, cooking, gardening and more music. You can subscribe and follow our posts (to our moms: we'll talk you through)
We have a bunch of cool gigs lined up this summer including The Newport Folk Festival! But first a little catch up.
Much of our spring was focused on Joey events, including his school production of "Seussical" in which he played Jojo, and for which Seth played piano, devoting many rehearsal hours.