"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
I plumb forgot...
...to add this show to the web site. This Saturday night May 23rd. Details below. I'm going to be doing some stuff I haven't tried in years... a revival of my version of Waltzing Matilda that old cohort Randy Sparks originally scripted for me, a Utah Phillips song I love, and a Dave Frishberg song that took me six months and a tennis elbow to learn... I'm doing the first half of the show, Tracy the second and a duet at the end that will warm all hearts... details below...
Had a great time on the Mark Isler show on AM Radio (of all places!) last Saturday night. Get a copy of the podcast at:
To listen to the show listed below, click on the Roots Radio tab to the right and click the link to listen to the show.
Thanks to all who made this happen!
Radio interview with Artie Martello of WIOX 91.3FM
July 25th click here.
It was a two hour show featuring lots of music from my past, Art and Paul, The New Christy Minstrels, Biff Rose, and tracks from my current CD. The last 45 minutes consisted of a thoroughly enjoyable conversation between me and Artie. Lots of stories, secrets, and confessions.
(Click on the link above for details)
My new CD, 'From the Village to the Canyon' is being featured in the Grammy Museum Gift Shop for the length of the exhibition. I've personally signed 100 copies for the event, and I appeared on the panel at the opening event on May 9th.
Now live on CD Baby, Amazon and Itunes. If you would like a signed copy, please email me and purchase it from this web site. I'd be happy to do this for you.
The Complete Art and Paul compilation CD
Is now available
For those of you who remember...
I have assembled a CD which contains all of the recordings made by Art and Paul including a bonus track
Click here to go to the purchase page.
*(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
Well, I've finally been talked into finishing this series up. So...I've begun to assemble, write, edit a series of chapters chronicling the life and times of a folk-singer starting from my early days in Greenwich Village (1955 - can you believe it?) through my experiences coming to California, Art and Paul, The New Christy Minstrels and the little stuff that happened along the way that I had no idea were part of history. I'll keep y'all posted on progress. I need some encouragement, so if you want to drop me a line and encourage me, please do so. I also encourage folks to wait until it's published before you contact your lawyers. Nuff said... back to the study.... Art
For a few samples in no particular chronological order, go here and find your way. I promise that once it's done, it will be more organized.
Hey! Did you miss us on the radio last night? No problemo! Click here http://www.am870theanswer.com/markisler.aspx to download the hour!
Mark Isler Show HR.2 04/11/15
Last call for seats...
Coming next Saturday, May 23rd, to Theta Sound Studio Live... Tracy Newman and Art Podell!
There are still a precious few seats left so RSVP at this link right away...
"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 '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