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Old Friend

It was a brutally hot August afternoon… just one month before I would begin my undergraduate studies at the Washington Square campus of New York University. I no longer lived in The Village… although I found myself going back there time and time again to hang out with my old neighborhood friends. Three years earlier, Continue reading…

Hard To Say Goodbye

My mom, Mary immigrated to the United States from southern Italy with my grandmother when she was only seven or eight years old. My grandfather had immigrated to the U.S. a few years earlier hoping to make enough money to send for them which he eventually did. Mary grew up in Greenwich Village during the Continue reading…

Know Yourself

The preparations had begun for the musicians to begin laying down their tracks in the studio for Know Yourself. We had all listened to my original demo of the song and as my bandmates grabbed their respective instruments and took their places in the studio, I heard John Putnam playing around with the original lead Continue reading…

Feather In The Wind

Feather In The Wind can best be described as the “step-child” of the album. Simply put when my producers, Roger Fife and Sammy Merendino and I were trying to decide which songs to include on Long Time Gone, Feather In The Wind almost did not make the final cut. We had narrowed the field down Continue reading…

This Night

Every song I had ever written, or attempted to write, had been a solo effort. I would have thought that somewhere along the line I might have had the opportunity and privilege of co-authoring at least one tune with one of my life-long musician friends… Phil Bayle, Joe Dinorica or Dick Layton. But unfortunately, that Continue reading…