So, a while back I was asked to man the sound dials at Path Cafe on short notice and I'm sure glad that I was free that night because I had the pleasure to do sound for several amazing performers! I knew from the moment I started the sound check that Lenice Klinger would be amazing and she certainly was!
Her songs are soothing yet deep and they tend to seep in to your soul. She has such a beautiful, unique and natural voice.
Lenice is originally from Kansas but plays all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. If you ever see her name on a bill, do yourself a big favor and go see her!
It was an honor and whole lot of fun having Niall Connolly on Friggin Fabulous Radio! His solo acuostic set on the show was Fabulous and his new album, "Sound" is incredible! Look for it at CD Baby, ITunes and at http://niallconnolly.com/
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It's time for another Friggin Fabulous Radio show THIS coming Tuesday, 5/21 at 8 pm featuring a live set from International Folk Hero, Niall ConnollyIt's an honor to have Niall on the show and his new album, "Sound" is on repeat on my iDevice! Please log in and rip the keyboard off!
I fell in love with the songs of Dogs on Main Street while doing sound at Path Cafe, NYC, and recently had the pleasure to play at Ceol in Brooklyn with Mac Rowe. If you like Nebraska era Bruce Springsteen, Bill Janovitz, The Gaslight Anthem and Bob Dylan, you're going also going to fall in love with Dogs on Main Street. Like Dogs on Facebook:
Every once in a while I suffer from a syndrome known as "Amazed Ears" and it happens when I hear music that reaches in and pulls my soul out through my throat, so to speak. MJ Cyr's set at Path Cafe recently was one of those times.
MJ Cyr is an amazing singer/songwriter/composer from Toronto, Canada.
In 1966, Randy Burns was dropped off on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Street, with a bag over his shoulder and a guitar in his hand…ready for anything Randy had gotten his start a year earlier at The Exit Coffeehouse in New Haven, Connecticut but soon left to join the Urban Folk Revival in Greenwich Village.
It was an honor to have Randy play the Friggin Fabulous Showcase at Path Cafe, NYC!
I sat down with Ryan Morgan, one of my favorite song writers, at Path Cafe, NYC, on a lovely Spring Day in Manhattan. Ryan talks about his new album, "Chivalry is Dead", the state of the News Industry in America, The Death of Amy Winehouse, Big City Folk and lots more. You REALLY need to buy his new album, which was produced and engineered by E.W. Harris.
Mike Viola Interview "From the get-go, Viola’s new release Electro De Perfecto pulls listeners in with a decidedly hot-rodded version of his acclaimed songwriting. Songs that are gloriously dark and uplifting about being lost in the maze of middle age, hungry for life as the body decays."
That's from Mike's web site:
His new album "Electro De Perfecto" is Fabulous and I had such a great time interviewing him!
Nick Ciavatta's Friggin Fabulous interview with Mike Doughty,
who talks about his new album,"Yes and Also Yes", his days with Soul
Coughing and the unconventional use of an anti-depressant capsule on his
recordings. Download the new album on Amazon and iTunes! Download the Friggin Fabulous Podcast on iTunes for Free!!
Lynda McLaughlin and Valerie Gurka are two friends who met at a cover
band gig in an Irish bar in New York in 2005. They both share passion
for music performance, production, business, media and technology. Their
music is hard to classify because it spans multiple genres. If you like
Sade, The Gypsy Kings and Shayna Zaid, you're going to really dig LYVA!
Phoebe Legere Interview Phoebe Legere is a beautiful and uber talented performer dubbed
"The Female Frank Zappa" by Roman Kozack of Billboard Magazine. Her
voice is stunning and she plays several instruments. Her live shows are
multimedia masterpieces! Phoebe and her quintet are playing at Iridium
Jazz Club in NYC on tuesday, January 18th.
I sat down with Brooklyn Based Singer/Songwriter, Niall Connolly
at Red Lion on Bleecker Street recently where he talked about his Irish
roots, the American Media and 99 Cent Stores in Jersey City. According
to his Bio, he recorded his first album in 2001 using money raised by
selling his body for medical research, and in 2010 he funded his fourth
album, "Brother The Fight Is Fixed" from pre-sales from fans across the
globe. It's an honor to have Niall on Friggin Fabulous Radio!
Craig Greenberg is one of my favorite NYC performers and song
writers, and I finally got the chance to interview him in front of Cafe
Vivaldi in the West Village. His new EP, "Spinning in Time" features his
guitar, piano and vocal work and is stuck on reapeat on my iPod. If you
like Ben Folds Five, Jackson Browne and Ben Harper, you're going to
This time I interviewed the super talented singer/songwriter Peter
Doran, from the fair city of Dublin, Ireland.Peter plays "soulful and
seductive folk-pop" according to Cyber PR, and I have to agree. If you
like Jeff Buckley, Fionn Regan and David Gray, you're sure to love the
music of Peter Doran!
"Blast us with wind, melt us with acid and set us ablaze. What are we
left with? Sitck Figure Guy." That's the quote on J-Punch and Dave
Moonshine's new album, "Stick Figure Guy." I f you like Depeche Mode,
Moby, Everything But The Girl, you will love these guys. Their amazing
lyrics and Downtempo beats will blow you away!
was a joy to sit down with Josephine Ancelle at the Ariel Publicity
Press Conference a couple of months ago. Her gorgeous voice, amazing
song writing skills and French and English lyrics are mesmerizing!
I spoke with John Lundbom, jazz
guitarist extraordinaire from the band "Big Five Chord" at Blind Tiger
Ale House in NYC. We spoke about everything from his roots in Chicago,
to the genius of Ornette Coleman, Frank Zappa and Little Feat. Their new
album, "Accomplish Jazz", is a Jazz and Fusion extravaganza with some
beautiful, beefy compositions. http://www.jonlundbom.com/
Another great Interview from
Ariel Publicity Headquarters with Lauren O'Brien. Lauren's new album,
"Inconsequential Dream"is truly unique and original-a total trip for the
soul! Check it out here: Lauren
O'Brien Interview Nick Ciavatta sat down with the
multi-talented Mark Plotkin, from the band, "Miles", at the Ariel Publicity
Press Conference in Brooklyn, NY. Recorded in a few different studios,
their new album, "As Fast as You Can", combines Pop, Rock, Alternative,
Electronica and a touch of hot sauce to make a truly delicious musical
Friggin Fabulous Interview with Debra and Keith from the band "DEVI."
Debra is one of the best female guitarists and vocalists out there! If
you like Joan Jett, Jimi Hendirx, Blondie and Television, you're going
to love DEVI!
Booze News Interview with Mike Cadoux of Peak Organic Brewing of Portland, ME. Nick Ciavatta of Friggin Fabulous Radio sat down with Mike at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.
Ladies and Gentleman-Check out the new interview with the amazingly talented Chris Kirby. Chris Kirby's new album,"Vampire Hotel",
deliciously blends Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul and more, and the lyrics
are Fabulous too! No wonder he's been nominated for 4 East Coast Music
Awards. You definitely want to check this one out! Chris Kirby Interview
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Check out Don Mathisen's interview with Nick Ciavatta for Intel Radio/New York Magazine:
Jennings Interview It
was an absolute pleasure to sit down with Jennings at the Blind Tiger,
NYC, and talk about her expansive sound featuring piano, amazing vocals
and a hint of electronica. Her music reflects an enormous strength and
drive that is uniquely hers.
Mr. Boyd Interview Mr. Boyd weaves a colorful musical tapestry that includes many styles.
I was fortunate enough to interview him at Old Town Bar in Manhattan Bar Saints & Sinners 205 First Street Hoboken, NJ Friday, June 19th @ 7:30pm email@example.com
Hot Buttered Rum I was fortunate enough to interview Aaron Redner from "Hot Buttered Rum" from their "Well Oiled" Eco Friendly tour bus, en route from PA to NYC. Sit back with a nice cup of Hot Buttered Rum...
Pimps of Joy Time My funkilicious interview with The Pimps of Joy Time, in conjunction with Ariel Publicity. I had a lot of fun with this one...
And Glenn Page's review of the new Kaiser Chiefs album: