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 excerpt from Paul Zollo's review in American Songwriter:
The creative intersection of Kalinich and Rosengarden – two brilliant creators who have consistently transcended conventional ideas to embrace that which is hopeful and timeless – is a fertile and heartening one, and hopefully will persist into the future with more records and songs at this level. Stevie Kalinich, as those in the know already know, is beloved as a true poet in an age of so little poetry, yet one who loves rock and roll, and visits our world often to bring words of great grace and hope.
here is the full review:






One of those rare musical artists gifted not on one but many instruments, Neil Rosengarden is also a celebrated composer and songwriter. His first instrument was piano, before becoming somewhat fluent on trumpet, bass, guitar, drums, French horn, trombone, percussion and more. He had his show-biz debut at the remarkable age of nine playing trumpet with with the legendary Al Hirt on a Thanksgiving TV special called “Home For The Holidays.” He started composing his own instrumental music then, writing songs, arranging and orchestrating. He went on to learn xylophone and vibraphone, as well as flugelhorn, recorder, guitar, harpsichord and more, all of which he brought to the live shows and recording sessions of many legends, including Aretha Franklin, Nanci Griffith, Doug Sahm, John Prine, P.F. Sloan, Paul Brady, Allison Moorer, Jerry Reed, Guster and much more. He’s also dedicated himself to writing and recording his own remarkable music, including his landmark album Ohio, which was reviewed as “a library of mankind’s greatest music… a profusion of riches.” It’s there you get the totality of his musical expression, from folk and funk through rock & roll and orchestral, all united by a singular heart of deep soul, chromatic whimsy and deep melodics.   - Paul Zollo


Friends, fans, fiends of Neil Take Notice that I have pulled all my recordings off CDBABY. I am taking a month off to compose. If you would like to help me pay my expenses while I do this, my paypal is   There is also a gofundme campaign going on... Thanks for your support.



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