Richard Barone celebrated the 25th anniversary of his first solo album, "cool blue halo," by filming the cool blue halo 25th Anniversary Concert at City Winery, NYC on May 4. A multi-disc boxed set will be available this fall and will include a 23 track audio CD of the entire City Winery concert, a 90 minute concert DVD with appearances by Garth Hudson (The Band) & Tony Visconti, an exclusive documentary of the history of the "cool blue halo" album & critical reception. Until then, enjoy this sneak peek at the show with Richard playing his Epiphone Emperor Swingster.
Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on radio at age seven as "The Littlest DJ" and later fronting indie-pop icons The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and has collaborated with artists in every musical genre -- from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger. As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His most recent studio album, Glow (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti. Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City where he was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives and as a Professor at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.