The Troth Sessions: CD  (No Autograph Included)
  • The Troth Sessions: CD  (No Autograph Included)
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These are a collection of acoustic solo demos recorded in 2002. The impetus for recording was to produce a demo of "The Ballad of Mary O'Connor" for its authors, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. They had written the song for an article in The New York Times Magazine (11/11/ 2001) entitled "Songs for the City", featuring songs about 9/11. Lou Reed and

These are a collection of acoustic solo demos recorded in 2002. The impetus for recording was to produce a demo of "The Ballad of Mary O'Connor" for its authors, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. They had written the song for an article in The New York Times Magazine (11/11/ 2001) entitled "Songs for the City", featuring songs about 9/11. Lou Reed and Run DMC also contributed songs to that article. On the first anniversary of 9/11, J Dakota Powell produced an event in NYC called "Brave New World: American Theater's Response to 9/11". The big nights were at Town Hall. As their show "Urinetown the Musical" was still running and A HIT, Mark & Greg were asked to contribute their song. They called me up to ask if I’d like to perform it at Town Hall. I recorded the demo to give them an “out” in case I missed the mark. Apparently I hadn’t. The other songs here were recorded as I hadn’t yet demoed them & for the first time ever I was in an actual professional recording studio & hey why the hell not, eh?

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