May Heats Up
May 2018 30

May Heats Up0

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Watch Noon Fifteen (and friends) perform the epic soul/rock/reggae juggernaut “Dave Coulier” from Volume 1

Hey friends! In addition to the above-mentioned new Noon Fifteen video (one more forthcoming to complete the Volume 1 video album), lots of chances to catch me playing music in the near future — both in person and in the digital domain.

Two of my projects will feature on the premiere season of a new podcast called Ithaca Is Music, which will be a combination of live performance and behind-the-songs storytelling by local artists. Subscribe to the podcast (Apple/Google) to hear the episodes when they air. If you’re in the Ithaca area, you can attend the live performances free of charge on Thursdays at 7pm at Lot 10 on Cayuga Street in Ithaca.

Thru Spectrums will perform this Thursday, May 31st.
Noon Fifteen will appear the following Thursday, June 7th.

The recorded episodes will be available a few weeks after the live performance.

This coming weekend is also one of my favorite weekends in my town, the Ithaca Festival.

I’ll kick off the festival in a duo set with Mandy Goldman at 12pm Friday, June 1st at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.
Thru Spectrums performs on Sunday, June 3rd at 5:15pm, also at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.

June and July are packed with live performances, all of which are listed on samuelblupowitz.com. I’m spending a lot of time in the recording studio as well, so you can count on hearing about the results here, too.

Thanks as always for reading, and for keeping up with me. I hope all is well with you, too. Drop me a line and let me know what’s going on (musical or otherwise).

Cheers,

In Like a Lion
Mar 2018 23

In Like a Lion0

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Well, no matter what season you’re currently experiencing, I hope you’re making the best of it!

Lots of news to let you in on in the coming weeks as thing start to pick up for the year.

First, there’s the above-mentioned video release from the record I put out last December with Noon Fifteen. It’s a Harry Nichols composition called “Annie’s Song,” and it’s the fourth in a series of in-the-studio videos for each song of the record. This one features a string section containing members of The Ilium Works and Not From Wisconsin.

Where can you hear this song performed live? Click to read more

Music, Snow, 2018
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Noon Fifteen Volume 1 release show at The Loft, Ithaca, NY. Photo by Jonathan Hochberg, Finger Lakes Music Press.

 

Hello friends! The beginning of 2018 has been fairly restful, musically, and I’m excited for another creative year.

Tonight, Friday, February 9th, I’m playing a special show at The Range in Ithaca, NY with Thru Spectrums, featuring many special guests. A lot of my extended musical family will be joining in and singing over the course of the evening. Looking forward to it tremendously. Music starts at 9:30, and it’s free!

On the heels of Noon Fifteen’s debut record release this past December, and our accompanying podcast and videos, we’re gearing up for more activity this year as we welcome our new drummer into the fold. We’ll be debuting our new (old) friend at Atlas Bowl in Trumansburg, NY on Monday, February 19th. Music starts at 6pm with Citizen O’Kane, and we’re up not long after.

I’ve also been in the studio recording some music by singer/songwriter Joe Gibson, a hidden treasure of the Ithaca music scene. I’m looking forward to releasing that later this year.

Looking ahead, March will kick off with performances by Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis (at reasonable hours for grown-ups!) and more from Noon Fifteen and Thru Spectrums. More on that soon.

Later this year, in addition to performing with my main projects, I’m excited to do some stripped-down duo shows with Mandy, as well as some piano/percussion performances with my buddy J.P. Feenstra. More on that when we get closer — it will be a really fun opportunity to pound a piano and sing my own songs again, especially with J.P. adding his signature flavor. There will be improvisation, and possibly a samba whistle.

Other than that, look forward to more videos, podcast episodes, and (of course) recorded music as the year goes on. Things are good on the creative front. I imagine I’ll stay pretty busy… especially with Mandy and me getting hitched in October.

More news to come. Gigs and other news will be posted at samuelblupowitz.com. Thanks as always for reading!

Cheers,