Adventures in Studiopia

I’ve strewn sounds across three far flung recording studios over the past few weeks. Stop one: Ray Korona’s small but well appointed Jersey City studio to record mandolin on two songs for a CD by singer-guitarist Steve Suffet, who refers to himself as an “old fashioned folk singer.” Stop two: Jeff Van Nostrand’s Brooklyn studio, where I played slide guitar -- something I’m getting very comfy with lately -- for a shakin’ new Bev Grant song, “Where Women Rule,” celebrating the story of Rebecca Lolosoli, founder of Umoja Village, a haven for abused women in her native Kenya. Rebecca is touring the US and will visit New York on Oct. 11, when all musicians on the recording will perform the song for her. The disk will be available as a fundraiser through MADRE, her sponsoring organization. Stop three (through infinity): Every available moment at Mango Man studios (aka “home”) laboring-of-love on my own CD tracks, demos and soundtrack material and making lots of progress. Want to hear some of the results? See (fanfare!...) something new on the Bruce Markow Music Page.

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