StorySound Live: Excursions Into American Song at The Yard on Martha's Vinyard

StorySound Live: Excursions Into American Song
Featuring the music of Dick Connette, Rayna Gellert, and Chaim Tannenbaum with Kevin Kehrberg, Kevin Kuhn, and Nathaniel Smith
For one night only Friday, September 16 at The Yard on Martha's Vinyard.
Click HERE for more information and tickets

Dick Connette and Folk is led by composer Dick Connette, whose "conceptual vision stands at a crossroads between composed "serious" music and the wide horizons of American folk music," (Sam Sutherland). His works merge American folk and popular music. StorySound Records, founded by Dick Connette, is a small NYC label, focussed on song, rooted in American folk and popular music. Since 2009 it has released 15 CDs, including Loudon Wainwright III’s Grammy-winning High Wide & Handsome. The shows will feature songs by Dick, Rayna Gellert, and Chaim Tannenbaum, all StorySound artists. The group has been assembled especially for The Yard, and all of the performances will be premieres.

Chaim Tannenbaum Four Star Review in The Guardian U.K.

It’s a no-nonsense, charming and compelling affair. At 68, he’s a new folk hero. 4-Stars!

Read the entire review HERE

Chaim Tannenbaum To Open For Loudon Wainwright III On Tour Of U.K.

Chaim Tannenbaum will tour the U.K. this fall in support of his new self-titled release.


Thu 13             Cambridge              Corn Exchange      
Fri   14             Manchester             BWH                      
Sat  15             Bexhill                    De La Warr Pav  
Mon 17            Bristol                    St. Georges Hall        
Tue  18            Birmingham           Town Hall              
Thu   20           Milton Keynes         The Stables            
Fri     21           London                   The Palladium       
Sun   23           Liverpool                 Philharmonic                   
Mon   24          Gateshead              Sage                      
Tue   25           York                        Barbican                
Thu   27           Sheffield                 Memorial Hall        
Sat    29           Glasgow                  RCH  
Mon   31          Cork                       Opera House


Tue   1             Limerick                 Limetree Theatre
Wed  2             Belfast                   Mandela Hall
Sat   5              Galway                  Seapoint          
Sun  6              Dublin                    Vicar Street      

Chaim Tannenbaum Review in Pop Matters

Chaim Tannenbaum Reinvigorates Traditional Folk with his Compelling Debut.

If you’ve heard of Chaim Tannenbaum before, it’s probably because he’s worked alongside acclaimed singer-songwriters in the world of folk music, such as Loudon Wainwright III and sister duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle before turning out his debut solo record. If you had imagined, though, that at the age of 68 the prolific folk artist would have established a solo effort any sooner than 2016, you’d be mistaken.  With decades in the industry already footed by Tannenbaum, 68 years comes across as an interesting, and certainly off-the-beaten-path, age for a man of his musical pedigree to be turning in his official debut. At the same time, it offers up a tremendous pool of knowledge as it applies to folk music and the world about him.

Read the full review HERE

Judd Apatow-Executive Produced Video for Loudon Wainwright's 'I Had A Dream' Debuts on Funny or Die

The comedy video website Funny or Die premiered Loudon Wainwright's music video for his latest song, "I Had a Dream."  Watch HERE

Throughout his career, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has occasionally turned his attention to current events, “Social Studies” (1999) and “10 Songs for the New Depression” (2010) for example. This year’s primary season has once again given him something to (ruefully) sing about, so, acting like a one-man Super PAC, he’s rushed to write, record, and release his broadsided stumpsong. Titled "I Had A Dream," the song explores what it would be like if Donald Trump won the presidency. Upon completing the song, Wainwright enlisted famed director Judd Apatow to executive produce the video which premiered today on Funny or Die, co-directed by Myles Kane and Marc Philippe Eskenazi.

Chaim Tannenbaum Interview and Video in The Montreal Gazette

Wainwright/McGarrigle Co-hort Chaim Tannenbaum Releases Album of A Lifetime. 

Those in the know, including Wainwright, have talked about Tannenbaum’s key role in the Wainwright and McGarrigle oeuvre. But the man himself has little time for such praise. “I played a role,” said Tannenbaum. “Wainwright and Kate and Anna, they’re richly creative. They’re rambunctious. Stuff just comes out of them. I had an excellent time on the ride. It was so much fun.”

Read the full article HERE

Salon Premieres Loudon Wainwright III New Single "I Had A Dream"

Loudon Wainwright turns his acerbic wit on the 2016 presidential election and conjures a bleak dystopian future. Hear Wainwright imagine Donald Trump’s terrifying presidency in this new song I Had A Dream.

Chaim Tannenbaum Record Release Shows In New York, Montreal and Toronto

To celebrate the release of his self-titled debut album, ChaimTannenbaum will play New York, Montreal and Toronto.  Performing with Chaim in New York are Will Holshouser, David Mansfield and Loudon Wainwright III.  For the Montreal and Toronto shows Chaim will be joined by Joel Zifkiin on fiddle and Tom Mennier on accordion and piano.  Click on the dates below for more information or to make reservations. 

Sunday, May 22 at Dixon Place in New York

Thursday, June 9 at Upstairs Jazz in Montreal 2 SHOWS

Sunday, June 12 at Tranzac in Toronto


Gabriel Kahane On Tour Opening for The Punch Brothers.

2-May Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN
3-May Iron City Birmingham Birmingham, AL
5-May Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
6-May Pisgah Brewing Co. Black Mountain, NC
9-May Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
10-May Sanders Theatre Cambridge, MA
12-May The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
13-May Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
14-May Thalia Hall Chicago, IL

Gabriel Kahane's albums Where are the Arms, February House and The Ambassador are available from StorySound Records. 


Chaim Tannenbaum Track Premiere on CBC Music - Songs You Need To Hear

Listen to "London Longing For Home" from the forthcoming self titled debut album from Chaim Tannenbaum.  LISTEN HERE

Chaim Tannenbaum - Release date: May 27 

Rayna Gellert on SiriusXM The Spectrum - Streaming Now

Dave Marsh interviewed Rayna Gellert on his show Kick Out The Jams on SiriusXM The Spectrum ch. 28. Dave played songs from Rayna's album Old Light: Songs From My Childhood and Other Gone Worlds. 

The program is available to stream now on Sirius XM The Spectrum

Dave Marsh is the former editor/cofounder of Creem Magazine, Marsh has also been an associate and contributing editor at Rolling Stone.  He's authored 25 books including two best-sellers. 

"an extraordinary album" - The Ambassador Reviewed in Drowned In Sound U.K.

On The Ambassador Gabriel Kahane assumes the role of detective, uncovering the often dark underbelly of the ‘city of angels’; peeling back the glossy veneer to reveal its stony foundations. Each track on the album is inspired by individual addresses in Los Angeles and appropriates characters as diverse as Mildred Pierce and Roy Batty for source material. Musically the album also casts a wide net, with no one genre settled on for more than fleeting moments. It’s a tour of the city like no other.  Read the entire review HERE.

Dick Connette on Sirius XM

Today, Sunday February 7 at 10 AM ET tune in to hear Dave Marsh interview Dick Connette on SiriusXM The Spectrum ch. 28. Dave will be playing songs by Last Forever, Margaret Glaspy, Rayna Gellert, The Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Rachelle Garniez and more.

Dave Marsh is the former editor/cofounder of Creem Magazine, Marsh has also been an associate and contributing editor at Rolling Stone.  He's authored 25 books including two best-sellers. 

The program will re-air on Tuesday, February 9 at 12 AM EST. 

Sirius XM The Spectrum

Rachelle Garniez Upcoming New York Area Shows

Date Venue City
7-Jan Barbes Brooklyn
17-Jan Barbes (APAP Showcase)  Brooklyn
4-Feb Barbes Brooklyn
8-Feb Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3 New York

StorySound to Release Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador

On February 5, 2016 StorySound Records will release Gabriel Kahane's critically acclaimed album The Ambassador worldwide (excluding North America).  Gabriel will tour Europe in March to support the release.

Date Venue City, Country
9-Mar Snellman Hall Kokkola, Finland
11-Mar The Finnish National Theatre Helsinki, Finland
12-Mar The Finnish National Theatre Helsinki, Finland
14-Mar The Hug and Pint Glasgow, Scotland
16-Mar Kings Place Hall Two London, England
19-Mar Philharmonie de Paris Paris, France
22-Mar Stadtwaage Bremen, Germany
24-Mar Les Subsistances Lyon, France
25-Mar Le Lieu Unique Nantes, France

Rachelle Garniez New York Area Holiday Shows

Monday, December 7 at Pangea

Monday, December 14 at Pangea


Rachelle Garniez' New Album "Who's Counting" Available for Pre-Order and Free Download

Pre-order the CD and recieve the digital album FREE.  You can download the digital album immediately.  You'll receive your CD on the release date November 13

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Last Forever Acres of Diamonds Available for Pre-order Plus FREE Download

Pre-order the CD and recieve the digital album FREE that you can download immediately.  You'll receive your CD on the release date October 16

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Gabriel Kahane On Tour. Including 15 Shows Opening for The Punch Brothers*.

Date Venue Location
19-Sep Flynn Center* Burlington, VT
20-Sep Horseshoe Tavern* Toronto, ON, Canada
22-Sep Mr. Smalls Theatre* Millvale, PA
23-Sep Michigan Theater* Ann Arbor, MI
24-Sep Iroquois Amphitheater* Louisville, KY
29-Sep Lied Center* Lincoln, NE
30-Sep Hoyt Sherman Place* Des Moines, IA
1-Oct The Walnut Room Denver, CO
30-Oct Davis Arts Center Fort Myers, FL
21-Nov The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
1-Dec Overture Hall* Madison, WI
2-Dec Rialto Square Theatre* Joliet, IL
3-Dec State Theatre* Minneapolis, MN
6-Dec State Theatre* Ithaca, NY
7-Dec State Theatre* New Brunswick, NJ
9-Dec Santander Performing Arts Center* Reading, PA
11-Dec Grand Opera House* Wilmington, DE
12-Dec The Capitol Theatre* Port Chester, NY
18-Dec Gabriel Kahane w/ A Far Cry Boston, MA

Last Forever "Acres of Diamonds" Set for October 30 Release

Acres of Diamonds is Last Forever's fourth release - new and old songs out of the American tradition, written and arranged by Dick Connette, with vocals by Sonya Cohen.  The orchestrations range from solo guitar to chamber consort - there's piano, bass, and drums, strings, brass and reeds, lap steel, harmonium, and hammer dulcimer.