"I thought I was watching and listening to Will Rogers with an Ivy League education and maybe that's true, but your humor and songs - both touching and delightful - was better and much more enjoyable than his lasso"
-Herb Freed, Film-maker, novelist and friend
Pete Seeger 1919 -2014
Pete Seeger was the inspiration that led me and millions to the music I love so dearly. We all differ in some matters, but his energy and example live inside me every time I pick up a banjo or a guitar. Pete loaned Dick Rosmini his 12-string guitar to play on the first Art and Paul album. I can still see Pete in Washington Square standing like a mountain above the clouds.
My CD is done and I can't wait to share it with you. Official release concert and celebration date is March 15th but if you want one right away
and I'll get one to you.
Only $10 including mailing to anyone in the USA.
The Complete Art and Paul CD
Is now available
For those of you who remember...
I have finally assembled a CD which contains all of the recordings made by Art and Paul (that's Podell and Potash - 'Feelin' Groovy' is not one of the tracks).. Details will follow within a week. Please check this site.
*(funds will be held in trust until all interested parties, publishers, composers, etc. are notified and compensated or until there's a knock on the door)
'A Folksinger's Diary' (a show based on true life stories...well...er..)
Stories, Shameless Fabrications and Ramblings
Still here in 'My Book'(Silly Minstrel tales from the distant past),
Terror At 3000 Feet
Barry&Artie's Magnificent Adventure
Art and Paul and the true origins of Puff The Slippery Dragon..
and of course, the ultimate folk music soap opera will continue..
2005- New Christy Minstrel Resurrection - Chapter 1 - They're ba-ack!
I've been asked to continue writing these episodes and I continue to scheme them up. They are currently all being woven into my new show.
"Sometimes I wake up
in the strangest places, and I wonder where I've been.
And in the time
between the time
between the time
between the time...
the gypsy sings again."
...from 'Golden Apples of The Sun' by Barry Kane and Art Podell
"My biggest fear is that
they will find out that I would write songs even
if they didn't pay me"
... Jack Murphy, songwriter
"You're asking me if I've experimented with marijuana? Cripes dad, next thing you'll be asking me to play folk-music!"
...my son David at age 16
This site was launched August 2010 as my personal 'captain's log'. It contains music (some mine), photos, thoughts, reflections, history, events, links to friends' sites and things of interest to me. Maybe to you also.
I update frequently, tweak things here and there constantly. If you would like to contact me, please do so. I'm friendly enough for the most part.
My contact information is on the last page but if you are lazy...click
Thanks ... Art