Buy 2 or more CDs and get brand new FREE compilation with new songs and recordings by Sloan Wainwright, Amy Speace, Rob Siegel, me, and others
My brand new song, "The Best Summer" is on this June 2021 Hudson Harding compilation --
along with Rob Siegel's unusual Father's Day song, "For My Boys"
plus 15 other songs on a CD that is not for commercial sale, just sent to Folk Radio DJs who subscribe to the service, and they let us who are on the disc buy copies to do with whatever we want (I choose to give them away with a purchase of two or more items from my online CD store).
If you want to take advantage of this deal, just place your order and when I receive it I will confirm with you that you can get this free compilation -- though if you'd rather switch it with any of my other titles, just let me know and I'll confirm by email before the package goes out that your choice of free CD is included.
Eventually these Hudson Harding compilations will be collectibles since there are only 1,000 pressed each month. I know you expect me to say something about The Antiques Road Show here, but I hate being so predictable!
We seem to be moving toward a time where live shows will be coming back, and this is my way of hanging on financially until that happens. I'm the president of my record company (and the secretary and the messenger and the complaint department) -- and I will sign everything you buy to make it really valuable down the line. I also include baseball cards (my business card of choice since the early 1990s) and postcards, too.
I have a limited supply of the June Hudson Harding compilation, so order now if you want one. Ellis Delaney is also on it, Tom Prasada-Rao doing his version of the classic, "For What It's Worth," Amy Speace does Warren Zevon's song, "Don't Let Us Get Sick" (how timely is that one) -- it's a very good collection. So click on the orange "store" button at my website. In these crazy days I need a reason to leave the house, and I've become friends with all the window clerks at the P.O. Give me a reason to visit them -- they are a nice bunch.
And to sweeten the deal I'll email you a file with all the lyrics of the songs on the June issue, along with stories from each artist about how they came to write or record their particular cut. I always learn a lot when I find out how a specific recording came to be, and I bet you like that kind of thing, too.
- We didn't know what songs we'd hear, and looking back on this, it's wonderful -- I list who plays when so you can skip to your favorites
- My live Hurdy Gurdy concert has been moved from indoors to online -- I'm joined by a dozen singer/songwriters each doing 2 songs -- from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern
- It begins with a funny song for our times, "Stress" by Jim Infantino, ends with Kate Taylor's lovely, "I've Got A Message"
- A strong lineup for top to bottom -- the incomparable Jim Infantino opens, Kate closes, and an embarrassment of riches in between
- Columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan was inspired by the song to write about her best summer -- what was yours?
- The PFF asked me to help MC, and to do a 15-20 min minute set, which is the exact length of this one song, which is based on something that really happened
- Starting with Brooks Williams in Cambridge, UK --- closing with B&B in the US -- next month Bob Lind is headliner (yes, The Elusive Butterfly Of Love guy)
- Wonderful food (dining room opens at 5:30) -- spectacular desserts -- LIVE entertainment -- Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
- Believe it or not, when I wrote this song inspired by the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee, I SPELT TWO WORDS WRONG! Finally I've made up for it.
- Jimmy Webb wrote the perfect song for the launch back in 1978, and here Michael Feinstein sings it.
- Have a favorite in the show? Here's when each performs so you can zip right to them --
- and ends 3 hours later with John McCutcheon live from the States -- watch it LIVE and FREE on FB and YouTube, or listen to audio on folkmusicnotebook.com