New Release Rack: Bob Warren’s “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.