Richard Barone founded The Bongos in 1980, becoming the premier band of the Hoboken pop scene in the 80’s through 3 album releases. After The Bongos 1985 release, Beat Hotel, the band parted ways amicably, while Barone continued to dive deeper into the NYC pop scene as a solo artist, writer, co-writer, producer and also author, being a prefigure for the chamber pop mini movement that began years ago. Releasing multiple solo albums and other projects over the next few decades, Richard Barone has a new project he is working on these days that should peak the interest of any music historian.
From Barone’s website: “I’m thrilled to be celebrating the origins of the singer/songwriter movement of the downtown NYC music scene on my new album project “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In the 1960s”. Partnering with PledgeMusic, very special guests include John Sebastian, Dion, Nellie McKay, Allison Moorer, Jenni Muldaur, The Kennedys, David Amram, drummers Steve Holley, Dennis Diken, Richard Kerris, and more. The album is being produced by Steve Addabbo (whose recent projects include the new 18-disc Bob Dylan box set and Jeff Buckley’s “You & I” collection, both for Columbia), with A & R direction by Mitchell Cohen. You can watch the promo video, view project updates and photos, pre-order the album, and get exclusive bonuses by clicking here. You can preview and purchase the first single, Eric Andersen’s “Close the Door Lightly When You Go”, out now on iTunes. We have partnered with New York Public Library to present a series of special events at the Village landmark NYPL Jefferson Market Library branch on the first Thursdays of April, May, and June, with some exceptional panelists and musical guests. And look for a special CD release concert at City Winery NYC in the fall. So excited!”
With the new, exciting project on the horizon, Barone returns to one of his favorite touring cities since his days with The Bongos, playing a solo electric show on Saturday May 7th, at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Opening and performing with be Ruthie Morris and Linda Hopper of Magnapop.
To mark Richard’s special return to Atlanta, we’ve got a pair of tickets you can win to the show at Eddie’s! You don’t want to miss this as Barone has some surprises in store!
To win, all you have to do is Regram the picture below on your Instagram account, or share this article on your Facebook for a chance to be randomly selected to win a pair of tickets to Richard’s show. Make sure to tag @OpenEars_Music on Instagram or tag @OpenEars Music on Facebook so we can grab your entry. Want multiple entries? Share on both social networks.
Winners will be picked on Thursday, May 5th at noon.
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Eddie’s Attic is located at: 515 N McDonough St, Decatur, Georgia 30030.