Check this out: Voices United Concerts
It’s the promo page for our show at Waltz-Astoria.
So get your $hit together and get your a$$ down to Waltz on September 28 at 7:30PM. Suggested donation is $20 to benefit Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Plus, Waltz has a $10 food drink minimum so’s they can stay in business (so have a cheesecake and a capuccino and get fat and wired and sing along)…
Waltz-Astoria is at 23-14 Ditmars Ave in Astoria, Queens. You can take the N or Q to Ditmars and then walk. You could probably use the exercise, especially if you plan on gorging yourself on red velvet cake.
I’m proud to be a part of the Tower of Song’s NYC Singer Songwriter Showcase at R Bar on June 13. My set is at 8:45. It’ll be my first show since my son was born and it’s also the day after my birthday. So come on down and help me celebrate my birthday with a set of loud, funny, angry, sad, and happy songs…
R Bar is at 218 Bowery in NYC. $10 Cover
After promising myself I’d never enter another one of those song contests, I entered another one of those song contests. My song “Window” was a finalist in the Folk Category of the Song of the Year Contest for March 2012. You can go hear it here: Window by John Henry Olthoff
Here are the winners…Of course, I think that my songs are better than all of them but there’s no accounting for taste…not even mine…
Sun rising in a foggy windowpane
I try to move my knees through the pain
Coffee’s brewing in the pot
Better go and drink it while it’s still hot
It’s gonna be one of those days
Broken records, broken hearts, and broken minds
Someday I’m gonna leave this all behind
But there’s a broken axle on the truck
Well, ain’t that just my good luck
Who wouldn’t kill for this view?
Right now I might kill just to have something to do…
Thought I’d never need more than a dirt road
Right now I’m about ready to explode
Bills are piling up on the floor
Soon I ain’t gonna live here anymore
They’re gonna beat me up, they’re gonna tear it down
They’re gonna lay waste to it all for miles around
They’re gonna drill it up and move on to another town…
They’re gonna board it up, they’re gonna close it down
They’re gonna open up the dam and flood us out
Then they’ll put in a golf course so they can all go putt around…
I’m proud to be a part of the Voices United Concerts to benefit Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Our concert will be at Waltz-Astoria on Friday, September 28. Performing will be Michael David Bryson, The Locksmiths, Matt Frye, Frank Southworth, and myself. More details to follow soon. And like my facebook page!