Single # 2 - "New Amsterdam"; Symphony Space this week
On Tuesday, February 25 I'll be releasing my second single from the latest batch, "New Amsterdam". It's a fun tune that's been a staple of my live shows over the past year (basically ever since I wrote it). You can listen to it via the Listen link to your right, or you can stream and download it (name your own price) from Bandcamp.
Here is a little Teaser clip, taken from the sessions over at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where we recorded all of the new songs.
Then, this Thursday, February 27 I'll be playing a fun uptown show - doing two sets at Bar Thalia (at Symphony Space). Bar Thalia is a great little uptown hang, with a nice selection of wines, craft beers and fancy munchies.
I also have two out-of-town shows with Food Will Win the War coming up - Friday, February 28 in Baltimore (D D Pies - early show), and Thursday, March 19 in New Haven, CT (Cafe Nine). For complete details, please visit my Calendar page.
In the meantime, you can now preview, stream and download the first single, "Back To Babylon" now! This tune - along with 3 other songs - was recorded in January at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the middle of a blizzard, fueled by good folks - good Indian food - and a lot of love. I was joined by engineer/producer Aaron Nevezie and a whole host of terrifc players, including lots of folks that have performed with me as part of the Well Groomed Orchestra.
Anyway, on to the song. It's pay-what-you-will. Have at it!
Lastly, here's some behind-the-scenes video footage from the sessions at The Bunker:
Announcing - West End Music
I'm proud to announce the launch of West End Music and its website www.westendmusicnyc.com. As many of you know, I've spent a significant amount of time as a piano teacher, vocal coach and vocal accompanist. West End Music is the brand name of my home studio / home business where I have been expanding my clientele. So all of my performing and songwriting / composition pursuits will be detailed on scottsteinmusic.com, while my accompanying and teaching pursuits will be chronicled on westendmusicnyc.com.
Feel free to stop by the page as I'm in the process of updating and expanding the new website.
New DVD - Live at the Tangier - OUT NOW
In March of 2012, I teamed up with my good friend and musical colleague Josh Rzepka to put on a joint concert in our hometown of Akron, OH, to raise funds for the music programs of Firestone and Copley High Schools (where Josh and I went to school). The show was a big success, and a DVD - Live at the Tangier - will be available very soon! As it was with the show, proceeds from sales of the DVD will go to the two schools' amazing music programs.
To purchase a DVD, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the main highlight of the evening was our collaborations with the Firestone Jazz Band and the Copley Concert Chorale. Here's a preview of the DVD - Josh and I performing my tune Sing It Low with members of Josh's band and joined by the Copley Concert Chorale.