Tribute to Rob Morseberger and other news

Thanks go to the amazing Janice Pendarvis for leading the panel in Boston at Berklee College of Music in January, after we aired “20 Feet From Stardom.” A fascinating discussion! It was a joy to share this event with Janice, Lisa Fischer, Gabrielle Goodman, Donna McElroy, and Carl Beatty.

On February 20th we gathered to celebrate the music of Rob Morseberger, a singer-songwriter we all held the highest regard. The night of Rob’s music took place at Christopher St Coffeehouse, under the guise of the indomitable Valerie Ghent’s Songwriter’s Beat. I was truly honored to perform Rob’s “Just Like Eating A Stone,” and to play piano behind Ina May Wool, who offered a stunning rendition of Rob’s “Relativity Blues Waltz.”

This month we finished another track, thanks to the magic of laptops and Dropbox. “Walk It Down To You” included my usual home work on keys and vocals, Larry Saltzman added 12-string guitars, bass, and played the cello part on ebow, as Mark was just a bit too busy this month with Paul Simon, and Michael Golub performed his magic at the mixing console.