My name is Will.
I live near Boston, MA in the USA.
My blog mainly focuses on music — including biographical information about songwriters and what I have been learning about the music business.
I also sometimes reflect upon what is happening ecologically and politically here on planet earth.,
I have sung in many different contexts — guitar duos, jazz trios, rock bands, pops orchestras, a cappella choirs, and musical theater.
To get a taste of my music, you are welcome to use the MP3 player on the right hand side of this page.
I also include a song at the beginning of each of my blog posts.
I worked professionally — doing TV commercials, voice-overs, movies and plays — as a child and teenager in New York City.
After college I did all sorts of things to pay the rent — receptionist, janitor, office manager, nanny, car delivery driver, and finally events supervisor, PR director, development director, and assistant director of a beloved non-profit in Harvard Square — while continuing to make music part-time.
When I was laid off (after 16 years) by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education during an economic downswing, I decided to make music full-time.
Since then I’ve been writing original songs as well as performing one-hour programs of music with a jazz pianist at retirement communities, public libraries, coffee houses, memory cafes, and synagogues — highlighting different composers, lyricists, and performers.
You can click here for a list of our one-hour programs if you are curious.
Several years ago I began playing the ukulele, which has led to even more original song-writing!
I also lead Music Together classes for small children plus their accompanying grownups a few days each week.
You can check out my videos on YouTube by clicking here.
You can also visit my website by clicking here.
And we can connect via Facebook if you click here.
Below is information about the songs included in the MP3 player on the right hand side of this page:
“I’ll Be Here With You” (David Friedman), “If I Loved You” (Rodgers & Hammerstein), “Dog At The Pound” (Babbie Green), and “What Is This Thing Called Love?” (Cole Porter) are all from a CD, If I Loved You Will recorded with singer Bobbi Carrey and pianist Doug Hammer. You can click here to buy any of them (and 11 additional tracks) from iTunes.
“That’ll Do” (Randy Newman), “Wives & Lovers/Comin’ Round Again” (Bachrach & David/Carly Simon), and “Journey To The Past” (Flaherty & Ahrens) are from a CD Reel One Will recorded with singers Nina Vansuch, Michael Ricca and singer/pianist/arranger Brian Patton. It is currently not available for purchase.
“Do I Love You, Do I?” (Cole Porter), “I’m Old Fashioned” (Kern & Mercer), “Who Cares?” (Gershwin Brothers), “The Way You Love Tonight” (Kern & Fields), “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (Kern & Harbach) are from a CD Sketchbook #1 recorded with pianist/composer Steve Sweeting. It is currently not available for purchase.
“Lord of The Dance/Tis A Gift” is a medley Will recorded with friends Patty Barkas (vocals), Jonathan Keezing (guitar), Robert M (bass) and Jere Faison (engineer/co-producer). It is also currently not available for purchase.
Thank you for visiting my blog!