Richard Barone

Richard Barone

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Location
United States
Genres
Alternative rock, Baroque pop, Pop folk
Website
richardbarone.com
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Richard Barone first gained attention as the frontman of Hoboken’s indie-pop icons The Bongos. Their landmark albums “Drums Along The Hudson,” “Beat Hotel,” and historic live shows at Maxwell’s – featuring Barone’s distinctive eBow guitar stylings, enigmatic songwriting and memorable vocals – made The Bongos one of the top college radio bands of the 80s. Barone launched his solo career with the chamber pop tour de force “Cool Blue Halo,” continuing his status as a college radio mainstay. Since then, he has produced countless studio recordings, collaborated with artists in every musical genre including legends Pete Seeger and Lou Reed, toured the world, and staged all-star events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir FRONTMAN: Surviving the Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books and performed as a Musical Reading at Carnegie Hall in 2008. Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City where he was recently appointed professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. His 2010 solo album, Glow (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti. 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of “Cool Blue Halo,” when it was celebrated with a deluxe 3-disc CD/DVD set. Richard’s current project is the historic “Sorrow & Promises: Downtown New York in the 1960s”, currently in production. Pledge and Pre-order now at PledgeMusic.com. More info: http://RichardBarone.com

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Richard Barone's "Sorrows & Promises: Downtown New York In The 1960s" casts new light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade. While Top-40 hit songs were being churned out uptown in the Brill Building and at 1650 Broadway, the downtown writers were weaving folk, blues, R&B and rock into songs that five decades later still sound fresh and inventive. Richard's choices cover a broad range of writers, from Buddy Holly, wh...
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