Thursday, January 12 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM Sidewalk NYC 94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009
Our very dear and talented friend Frank DiNunzio III has been dealing with some pretty heavy medical issues this past year or so. A vastly talented and fluid player of bass and guitar, Frank is now working as hard as he can to get back the grace and ease he will once again possess. We, his friends, are getting together to help out the only way we know how…. with a little rock and roll and whole lotta heart and soul.
Please join us as we come together to help one of our own….
I’m spending the summer months putting the finishing touches on my latest solo album. Ten new songs, all written by me titled Used Man For Sale.
The songs blues-based, with a few conjuring 1960’s-era country and lounge stylings. I wrote all of them in the past year or two. Most I’ve performed live in some fashion the with various collaborators. This is more of a “songwriter driven” albums than my previous efforts. The arrangements are simple and so is the production. The songs are recorded honestly with no studio gimmickry.
I’ve got some great musicians playing on it — Frank DiNunzio II – standup bass; Johnny Young – keys/piano; Kevin Tooley – drums; and Michele Butler singing harmonies. Tracking was done at 30 Below Studio in NYC with Brent McLaghlian and Kevin Tooley’s studio. Kevin is producing and mixing.
In addition, I’ve been collaborating with the fine folks at PreFab International Cine on some music videos for some of the album’s songs. We recently finished a shoot for “The Arms of a Kind Woman” and editing is nearly finished. It was shot on location in the Manhattanville and Tribeca neighborhoods in New York. Big thanks to my pal Mike Rimbaud for assisting us at the Tribeca recently.
All of these new recordings and videos will be unleashed on the world in due time… probably the fall of 2016 or winter 2017.
In mid-May, I returned again to 30 Below Studio in New York to continue tracking on my latest recording project. It’s shaping up to be ten new songs — all originals of mine, and I hope it is released before the end of the year. It’s a true solo album… I’m playing most of the instruments. The songs I’ve written are in the singer-songwriter style with a definite nod to blues. There’s some pop, lounge, and country in the mix too. One of the songs was compared to a Glenn Campbell tune by a musician friend of mine when I played it at a recent acoustic solo show!
Working with me on the project are Kevin Tooley (drums), Frank DiNunzio III (bass, backing vocals), Michele Butler (backing vocals), and of course the brilliant engineer Brent McLachlan. Patric Roes the world class bass player from Holland stopped by the studio to say hello too. He’s visiting New York from Europe and playing bass with Frank at a showcase gig here.