In Like a Lion
Mar 2018 23

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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
Feb 2018 09

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,

Dec 2017 05

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2017, we hardly knew ye

A few end-of-year updates from me


This is a thing that happened. Photo by random passerby, luckily.

Hi everyone! As you can see, it’s not the usual music photo in the header… many of you heard the news in October, but I thought I’d make sure everyone was up to speed that Mandy and I are getting married!

So that’s a big part of what’s been going on, but as we close out 2017 doing our best to be beacons of love, art, and justice in this insane world, I wanted to do a bit of promo for the other adventure Mandy and I have embarked on…

Design by JP Feenstra, as usual

The first record by our band, Noon Fifteen, is out this Saturday, December 9th! You can pre-order it now.

But there’s more — we’re also releasing a podcast. Each weekly episode investigates the writing and recording of one of our songs (and we tell some bad jokes along the way). At the end, you hear the finished track. You can subscribe on iTunes or Google Play or wherever you like to do the podcast thing.

And finally, there’s the video version of the record! We’ll be releasing an in-studio performance of each song off of Volume 1You can watch “Knock Knock Knock” now, and subscribe on YouTube to see the videos as they appear!

 

Of course, we’ll also be playing a release show, and it’s at 7pm this Saturday in Ithaca at the Carriage House Loft. One of my personal musical heroes, Jon Petronzio, will be playing the opening set.

This six-song set represents my first endeavor as a recording engineer. It’s also a result of a collaboration with some of my closest friends and musical collaborators, including my partner-for-life. I put out three records this year, with three different bands. I’m very proud.

I hope you all have something you’re proud of this year, too. Enjoy your holidays, and let’s hope for a brighter 2018.

Cheers,