Studio CD Release - December 2013
"Halfway Home" is a collection of 14 new songs, my first CD of all new material since "Crooked Path" (2007). It was recorded at my own Fool's Hill Studio, with musical help from Tony Markellis, Teresina Huxtable, Danny Whelchel, Danny Gotham, Victor Sanders, Kevin Maul, Mike Vlahakis, Don & Victoria Armstrong, Bob Warren & Joy Mackenzie, and Dale Haskell. We will celebrate the release with a concert Saturday, January 4th at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY.
-- MJ, 12/03/2013
Welcome to Fool's Hill Music, the moniker that covers my little recording studio, publishing company (ASCAP), record label and now the latest addition to my mostly imaginary business empire, the Fool's Hill Music Record Store.
If you are interested in recording at Fool's Hill Studio (there is no hill and it is in my home; I guess that just leaves the fool) please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then chat in person or on the phone and see if this is the right place for you. I only take on a limited number of projects. I do a lot of acoustic and singer songwriter projects and have the ability to take my studio on the road if that is what you need. I can supply the names of past clients to get the real dirt on me. If you are a speed metal guitarist, rapper, or the next big thing in a cowboy hat, move along little doggie.
I'm truly excited about the Fool's Hill Music Record Store. I have worked with so many talented musicians throughout my performing career and in my studio, and it is my goal, in a modest way, to make their music available to more listeners.
My model is the now mostly extinct small town record store, where the owner had definite opinions about what was good, who you should listen to, and didn't carry crap. Probably why they are mostly extinct. OK, I have an overactive imagination, but that is why I'm a songwriter and not a Certified Public Accountant. C.P.A's with overactive imaginations wind up in jail.
Please browse through the store (don't spill coffee on the merchandise) and maybe take a chance on something that sounds intriguing. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Live CD Release - September 2009
On June 30th, 2009, I recorded an evening of music at Caffè Lena in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY. The result was be a CD called "Music Here Tonight" which debuted on Friday, September 25th at the old coffeehouse on Phila Street.
I was joined onstage by Tony Markellis and Teresina Huxtable and cheered on by a group of patient and enthusiastic friends and fans. Though recording live was nerve wracking, we did manage to have some fun, and I am very pleased by the musical result.
The CD features 18 songs spanning my nearly forty years of writing and performing. Many of the tunes were by requested by folks on my email list, and there is one new song, the title cut, "Music Here Tonight".
-- MJ, 09/07/2009, updated for tense
MP3 Sales Now Available
Today we are announcing the availability of MP3 sales from our store. You can order a full album, or a few songs, and download them immediately after purchase. We have four albums with MP3 sales in the store today, and will be adding more soon. They are all listed at the top of the store; check them out now: Read more ....
-- MJ, 07/17/2014
Steve Candlen - Ghosts (7 song EP)
Today we are announcing one more MP3 album, Steve Candlen - Ghosts (7 song EP), available here Read more ..., as an MP3 album or on disc.
-- MJ, 07/30/2014
Various Artists - Under The Covers:
The Songs Of Tom Flannery
This week, we are announcing our first MP3-only album, Under The Covers: The Songs Of Tom Flannery, an album of songs written or co-written by Tom, performed by some of Tom's musician friends and one by Tom himself. Read more about the new album here Read more ....
-- MJ, 07/19/2014
Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie
You Taught Me Something New Today
This week, the new CD in our store is Record Store is Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie's new duet CD You Taught Me Something New Today, available here Read more ....
-- MJ, 06/02/2014
Steve Candlen - Red
This week, the new CD in our store is Record Store is Steve Candlen's new 7 song EP Red, available here Read more ....
-- MJ, 05/19/2014
Steve Candlen - Ghosts
This week's addition to our Record Store is Steve Candlen's new 7 song EP Ghosts, available here Read more ....
-- MJ, 03/25/2014
Doug Irving - Eclecticity
This week's addition to our Record Store is Doug Irving's new CD Ecleciticy, available exclusively here Read more ....
-- MJ, 03/17/2014
Dave Fry - Playground
The latest addition to our Record Store is Dave Fry's new CD Playground, available now. Read more ....
-- MJ, 03/04/2014
Hank Soto - How About Me!
The latest addition to our Record Store is Hank Soto's new CD How About Me!, available now. Read more ....
-- MJ, 01/30/2014
Two New CDs This Week
This week we are adding two new CDs to our Record Store; Ray Lambiase's Time Leaves Things Behind, and Lawson and Disorder's Too Old to Start at the Bottom. Read more ....
-- MJ, 01/15/2014