As summer winds down, NYC
is thrust into the memories of 9/11. I wrote a song about NYC post 9/11 called "Hole
In The Ground". Legendary Philly Folk DJ Gene Shay called it one the
best songs he had heard about 9/11. Here's the
it's about 2/3 of the way down the page. Please share it on FB, tweet, whatever. I'm happy to spread this around.
I live in NYC and was
in the city (uptown) that day. The next day I started taking photographs
of the city and how it had changed and would continue to recover. I created
an online photo album which you can view here.
If that link doesn't work, plug this into your browser:
I got to a few wonderful festivals this summer including the Philly Folk Festival this August, and was delighted to be asked to sit in with the Azzoles on their set in the Culture Tent:
My song about the storm Sandy and its impact on NY, "A Tale Of Two Cities", is still taking a lot longer than anticipated, but I hope to have it up at my Youtube channel by the first anniversary.
I am teaching privately in Manhattan, mostly banjo lessons (although I also teach uke, guitar and voice). If you live in the tri-state area, and are interested in guitar, banjo, uke or voice lessons, please feel free to contact me for rates and availibility.
My YouTube channel (with a "green" theme, of course!) has getting some cool feedback on some of the videos there. Please consider subscribing to it. That way, when new videos are posted, you will be notified. www.youtube.com/user/windyrec.
Here are some radio stations that have been sent "Images of Women, Vol. 2". If any of them are you local station, please request it - especially those of you in the Boston area. We need to get WUMB back on board! Also WAMC in Albany, WFMT in Tampa, FL, WFUV in New York City, etc.
If you subscribe to XM Satellite Radio, please request any of my music from their "Village Folk Show" channel by clicking here.
I would love
love love it if you could request any of my songs at Folk
Alley Radio - folkalley.com
KVMR-FM - Nevada City, CA
WAMC - FM - Albany, NY
WPSU-FM State College, PA
WYEP-FM - Pittsburg, PA -on "American Sampler," Ken Batista, host http://www.wyep.org
WVUD - Newark, DE
KFAI FM - Minneapolis, MN
WDIY - Allentown, PA
WFMT - Chicago, IL ("the Midnight Special" show)
KRFC - Ft. Collins, CO
KGOF - San Francisco, CA
WCVF - Fredonia, NY
WVIA - Wilkes Barre, PA
WFHB - Bloomington, IN
WTSR - Ewing, NJ Pete Kernast's folk show
WKSU - Kent, OH (Folk Alley program)
WPRB - Princeton, NJ
WSDL, Ocean City, MD
WRUV-FM, Cleveland, OH
WCNI Radio - New London, CT
WNMC - Traverse City, MI
WLRN - Miami, FL (Michael Stock's Folk Music Program)
and many other radio stations and internet radio sites!
My New York apt. rental, Robin's Nest New York has been rented long-term til next Spring (2014). Robin's Nest is a 1 bedroom furnished apt in Soha (South Harlem), a very up-and-coming area which bridges the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, and southwest Harlem. 5 blocks from Central Park, within walking distance to Columbia University, the Cathedral of St. John The Divine, 125th Street, with great transportation to midtown. Please visit the website to learn more.
I am still selling my handmade pierced earrings online. I started fooling around with the many shells I had picked up on the beaches of Club Med where I was performing, as well as Florida. Many of the shells has tiny holes in them and I thought theyd look pretty as earrings. So I began to make earrings from the shellsI had found, using beads and semi-precious stones in the design. It has turned into a kind of passion and I have made so many pairs that got oohs and aahs from friends that I thought I'd offer them for sale. I love that they are made from nature and make me feel very connected to the sea,sand warm weather when I wear them. They are made for pierced ears, and I've created a website for them.. Every pair is $10 plus shipping of $1.50. They are fun and funky and make great inexpensive gifts for the women in your life.
Baby, my main online
e-tailer, has been offering a special incentive for people to check out new
music. Buy 3 CDs from a wide list of choices for just $15. I have been putting
one or more of my CDs in the program from time to time, and the results have
been most interesting. Many more people are checking out my music and taking
advantage of this great deal. You can also order directly from
CDs are only $10, available from this website.
If you have enjoyed my music in the past, you can "write" a review of either of my CDs and post it to CDBaby.com. Just go to this link CDBaby.com/cd/robing1 for "Slow Burn", CDBaby.com/cd/robing2 for "Acousticness" and CDBaby.com/cd/robing3 for "Images of Women Vol.1." Please note that you will have to create a buyer login in order to post reviews, whether you are a consumer, music lover, or CDBaby artist.
I can now accept credit cards directly at gigs by using this little little square thing/credit card reader that fits in my pocket and snaps onto my iPhone. No more dragging around the cumbersome plastic metal charge machine. Technology is amazing!
Thanks as always for your
support. It keeps us indie artists alive!
If you would like to be on my monthly e-mail news list or gig mailing list, please drop a line to ReachRobin@robingreenstein.com
Lislten to the radio? Have a favorite station? You can help me find new listeners by requesting airplay on your local indie music station. A partial list of stations that have been serviced with my product are listed below. Most of the non-commercial stations have websites where you can tell them about what kind of music you would like to hear. An e-mail requesting any of my CDs would be much appreciated!