New Music (No Foolin’)
Apr 2017 01

Today is the release of the first of several recording projects I’m unveiling this year, Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis’s Devil on Your BackI’ve been playing with Julia and friends since a few months after she released her debut Diving for Falls in 2015, and I’m excited and proud of the creative chemistry that resulted in this new LP. I play bass, sing some backup vocals, and provide some organs, electric piano, and other keyboard sounds alongside Julia’s piano playing. I also contributed to two tracks as a writer, the Leon-Russell-meets-Black-Sabbath “Albatross,” and the acoustic ballad “Here It Comes Again” (the latter co-written with Julia).

You can check out some of the kind write-ups on the album that have been appearing on the interweb, or you can just listen and buy the album on BandCamp or whiskeycrisis.com.

We’ll be celebrating the release tonight (April Fool’s Day) at The Range in Ithaca, New York, with music from 9 into the wee hours of the night.

My performance schedule is ramping up into the warmer months, and you can keep track at samuelblupowitz.com. And coming soon — new releases from Thru Spectrums and Noon Fifteen.

In fact, here’s a live performance by Noon Fifteen from WVBR’s Tuesdays with the Band this past January. This project is going to be utilizing video for musica great deal, so subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date.

Life is full of other curves and changes. On the brighter side, I accepted a position at Cornell University’s Language Resource Center, providing multimedia support for language professors and (among other things) managing a small recording studio there. I’m proud not only to be part of the LRC’s mission to expand cultural knowledge and understanding, but to have the opportunity to grow and build my skills in audio and video production (something you will surely be seeing the fruits of soon!).

On a sadder note, I lost a beloved family member much too soon in March: my uncle Robert Lupowitz. My uncle was a chiropractor in the Albuquerque area for nearly forty years, and he was a legendary quick wit who could entertain (and enrage) with a few short words or a long, semi-improvised monologue (one of my great memories is watching my grandmother double over with laughter as my uncle “berated” her for leaving him outside in a playpen when he was a toddler “in the snow… in the middle of the street…”). In recent years, he published a book of poetry, Adobe Road, which took inspiration from his Jewish heritage and his adopted home of New Mexico. While I often prefer to keep personal feelings of loss and grief off of the more general web-scape of social media, it seemed appropriate in this regular update on my creative endeavors to mention and celebrate a loved one who helped me grow into the person that I am. My uncle was a cornerstone of my family, and I will miss him.

Thank you as always for your time and support. You’ll be hearing from me again soon.

Cheers,
SBL

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