"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
Some new songs, some new people...Always something new. Diana puts on first rate shows...always a pleasure... I'm debuting a new song that I wrote more than 30 years ago, and re-wrot day before yesterday.
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.
"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