Love Remembered, Love Forgot has seven new songs, two older ones we’ve never recorded, and three previously recorded songs given new – definitive – treatments. It’s got guest appearances by our friends Tom Rush, Jonatha Brooke, Krista Detor, Pat Wictor, Trina Hamlin, Eric Schwartz, Yani Batteau, and Sophie Buskin. It’s got a dee-vine rhythm section: besides our third arm, percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, there are Jeff St. Pierre (bass), Kevin Barry (guitars), and Corey Schreppel (drums). It was lovingly produced by Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studio.
"Now! Totally Simonized! I've been working all year on this project begun the full Covid summer of 2021, a suite of songs based on Ancient Greek Lyric Poets.
They were singer/songwriters, they played the lyre (hence "Lyric") and danced around the stage like Tom Paxton.
All we have left of almost all of them is fragments and myth, so I've mosaic-ed songs to reflect their expressions and intentions-- who they were and are, to me.
I've roped Tom and other singers I first heard in the 1960's, our own Golden Age of singer/songwriting, to voice them.
Eric Andersen, Robin Lane, Kate Taylor, Carolyn Hester and more, like David's Brown teammate, 2-time Tony Best Actor James Naughton, and up-and-comer Matt Nakoa.
It's my term paper for my last semester returning to Harvard to get my degree.
Mark Dann and Neale Eckstein and Chuck Morse helped me whip this together for posting just before midnight 12/31/22.
And on 1/19/23 we updated the MP3 files and added WAV files for all of the songs!
Happy New Year to all of you, and to the Ancient Greek Lyric Poets who have seen the page for thousands of years but were waiting for their microphone.
Here you go!
It's all free for now!"
Banned in Sparta
And on Tuesday, February 14th (yep, Valentine's Day) I'll be joining 3 very special singer-songwriters (Christine Lavin, Andrea Wittgens & Peter Bliss) for an evening at a very special club, the legendary Bitter End in New York City. The show starts at 6:00 pm and all proceeds go to support Workd Central Kichen. You can find more info on the Concerts page.
And from David:
I have been busy writing a few songs as well (what else is there to do?) that I would like you to hear. You can find them all below or on YouTube: