by Peter Aaron
As an acclaimed singer-songwriter both with the Bongos and as a solo artist, Barone is well aware of the roots of his craft, and he mines that well deeply on his newest album, Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. As you might surmise, the self-released set is a collection of songs originally recorded in that musically glorious decade by songwriters contemporaneous with the Village scene. Among the artists covered by Barone for the album are Dion, Fred Neil, the Velvet Underground, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Tim Hardin, and, of course, Bob Dylan.
Richard Barone will perform with Peter Calo and Chris Brown at the Towne Crier in Beacon, New York, on February 19 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (845) 855-1300 or visit http://www.townecrier.com/.