Holiday Time: a brief end-of-year report.
Nov 2018 30

Happy holidays, friends.

Been a busy few months since I last wrote. Mostly because I got married! Mandy and I have been life (and music) partners for over seven years, and celebrating that, committing to sharing the rest of our lives together in front of people we love, was one of the most important things I’ve ever done. In the strange and frightening times we live in, it’s more important than ever to commit to loving one another.

I have a few special shows in Ithaca before we yell “cut” on 2018.

This Friday, November 30th, Mandy and I will be playing a duo set at The Westy (where I get to bang on their delightful old upright piano) from 7pm-9pm.

Sunday, December 9th, I’ll be playing a solo piano set for brunch at Agava, 12pm to 2pm.

Then on Friday, December 14th, I’ll be playing the first Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band set since 2015 at The Haunt! It will be a selection of my songs old and new, performed as a trio (like I did in the earliest days of the Ego Band) with the excellent rhythm section of Thomas Westcott on bass and Cooper Casterline on drums.

The show is to benefit the Ithaca Free Clinic. Next to Kin, Viva Mayhem, Hollow Choir, Strange to Look At, and Roadman will be performing as well. Perhaps I’ll even sit in with a few of them…

The show starts at 7pm; my trio will be opening the evening. Suggested donation is $10 at the door

Sunday, December 16th, Mandy and I will play another duo set as part of the Ithaca Musician’s Office Party. We’re putting together a few special songs for the occasion, which is also a fundraiser for local musicians in need. The music begins at 4pm, at Maxie’s Supper Club.Finally, Monday, December 31st, I’ll ring in the New Year back at Agava, getting funky with Thru Spectrums. I can’t wait.

I’ve been writing and working on a lot of fun projects for 2019, and I’m looking forward to sharing those with you all. Until then…

Cheers,

May Heats Up
May 2018 30

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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

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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