New Release Rack: Bob Warren’s “The Poet in Me”

November 1st, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Bob Warren: The Poet In Me

Greenwich singer-songwriter Bob Warren’s brand new CD, The Poet in Me, was recorded with his band over the course of two days back in early March at Edie Road Studios in Greenwich. Recorded live in the studio without any additional guest musicians or instrumentation, the album is a true reflection of the band and the songs at this moment in time.

Two of the songs – “A Whole Lot of Rain” and “There Is a Place” – feature a smaller ensemble, and were recorded at Warren’s own Studio B in Greenwich.

The band features bassist Tony Markellis, drummer Danny Whelchel, guitarist Don Warren, cellist Monica Roach, keyboardist Matt Donnelly and singer Joy MacKenzie.

The songs tackle a variety of subjects. “Every Step” recalls the social upheaval of the 1960’s and postures that all change to the better exacts a high price, so much so that we “sometimes swear we’re going backwards”. “My Age” is a portrait of life beyond middle age. “A Whole Lot of Rain” was written after last December’s shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Bob Warren and his band celebrate the release of The Poet in Me with a pair of performances at 6:30 & 9pm on Saturday (November 2) at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $16 in advance; $18 at the door; students & children $8.


Songwriting Workshop at Saratoga Guitar

October 16th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Saratoga Songwriters Panel – featuring the trio of veteran singer-songwriters Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren – is offering a two-hour songwriting workshop at 7pm on Thursday, October 18.

“The Inspiration & Craft of Songwriting” will be held at the Saratoga Guitar & Music Center in Saratoga Springs.

The cost of the workshop is $30, and you can register by emailing Bob Warren at

Workshops: The Inspiration and Craft of Songwriting @ National Dance Museum

September 26th, 2011, 3:00 pm by Greg
Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren

Michael Jerling, Nancy Walker and Bob Warren are three of Nippertown’s finest singer-songwriters, and now they’re sharing some of their musical knowledge and tricks of the trade that they’re learned over the years.

The three songwriters will be presenting the Saratoga Songwriters Panel over the course of six consecutive Saturday mornings this fall. Titled “The Inspiration and Craft of Songwriting,” the series of two-hour workshops will begin on Saturday, October 15, and classes will be held at the National Dance Museum in Saratoga Springs.

Some of the topics that will explored during the workshops include:

1. The Songwriting Process
2. Structure and Expanding Your Musical Palate
3. Putting Your Song Across
4. Music First? Lyrics First?
5. How to Write a Bad Song
6. Ideation and Musical Variation
7. Recording and the Songwriter

The cost is $90 for the series, and registration is now open.

LIVE: The Bob Warren Band @ Burton Hall, 1/29/11

February 3rd, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg
Bob Warren and his band

Bob Warren and his band

Last Saturday night, singer-songwriter Bob Warren was hoping that, maybe, just maybe, 20 or – hey, let’s think big here – 30 people might show up to see his band perform at Burton Hall in Easton.

No one there was more surprised than Bob, when over 100 people filled the seats in the tiny courthouse.

Considering that Easton is a very small town about eight miles south of Greenwich on rural Route 67 and that the Town Hall is one of those old, white, church-looking buildings that you might miss if you blink, the huge turn-out spoke volumes about Bob Warren as a performer and especially a songwriter.

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Five Firsts: Bob Warren

January 26th, 2011, 9:58 am by Greg

Bob WarrenNAME: Bob Warren
INSTRUMENT: guitar and voice

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the Beatles’ second album, a Capital Records U.S. release, which contained a lot of the early cover songs they did like Smokey Robinson’s “You Really Got a Hold on Me” and Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Of course the big hit on that album was “She Loves You.” I listened over and over and stared at the photos on the front and back covers for hours on end.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Doors at SPAC. I’m guessing 1968?

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CD: Bob Warren’s “Bob Warren”

November 5th, 2010, 3:40 pm by Greg

Bob Warren(KBW Music, 2010):

North country singer-songwriter Bob Warren has been mighty busy during the past several years.

He wrote “Passages,” a dance-music-narrative about the Underground Railroad. He wrote and recorded “Greenwich the Musical,” a stage musical about his hometown. He wrote and recorded “Only the Message Mattered,” a song cycle about the life of Susan B. Anthony.

He also wrote and co-produced Mallory O’Donnell’s debut album, “Joy,” and also produced albums for Gary Moon and Cara Satalino.

In fact, he’s been so busy that he didn’t seem to have time to record an album of his own since 2002’s “Clear Connection.”

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