Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Arlo Guthrie is Recognized at 14th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York City
The ASCAP Foundation honored vocalist/recording star/songwriter Arlo Guthrie with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award in recognition of his commitment to music in the service of humanity. The accolade was presented during the Foundation's 14th Annual Awards Ceremony, held December 9, 2009 at the Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City. The invitation-only event, hosted by ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn Bergman, also honored a wide variety of Scholarship and Award recipients, all of whom benefit from programs of The ASCAP Foundation.
Arlo Guthrie has a long and distinguished record as a social activist and humanitarian. Like his famed father, legendary troubadour Woody Guthrie, Arlo has always sung and written songs that promote peace and human dignity for all people. His hit recording of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans" in 1972 raised American awareness of the disappearing passenger trains. In recent years, his work and leadership role at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has helped the victims of Huntington's Disease and their families as well as support for people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Arlo Guthrie and his family boarded the Amtrak train known as "The City of New Orleans" and performed a series of concerts up and down the length of the train's route to raise money for the storm's victims.
Brooklyn-born Arlo Guthrie emerged at the tail-end of the Folk Revival in the late 1960s and remains one of the genre's most enduring artists. He is a prolific recording artist who has featured blues, Irish fiddle tunes, Ragtime, country, bluegrass, cowboy songs and African folk music on his albums, as well as his original songs. He was a featured performer at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and starred in the Arthur Penn-directed film, Alice's Restaurant, which was based on an Arlo Guthrie story-song.
To celebrate the award to Guthrie, rising folk stars Devon Sproule (the recipient of the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award) and Paul Curreri performed Guthrie's song, "Days Are Short."
Great to see old friends and acquaintances. Arlo is one of the funniest man on the planet. NB
Nenad Bach and Paul Williams, Oscar and Grammy winner
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Went to see City Winery, to check the place for our (my new band's) next gig. It was the night for book promotion and music. "The Levon Helm Midnight Ramble" Photographs by Paul Laraia. The Band played well. Levon didn't show up, but we had a privilege of seeing and listening to Elvis Costello. This is his photo of two of us. We both liked it. Pleasant artistic and authentic.
This was a great night November 9th 2009. 20 years ago the Berlin Wall came down. What a night THAT was!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Guggenheim Grotto at Fairfield Theatre opened for Caravan of Thieves
On October 30th I went to see GG in concert beacause this is the band they recommend on Pandora.com Nenad Bach Radio . I loved their song Told You So that they play on Pandora. To make it short. It was a wonderful concert. Mick and Kevin delivered and so did the audience and the whole vibe at the Fairfield Theatre in Connecticut. Would love to play there with my new band.
70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824-5917
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Photo taken on April 25-26, 2009, while recording a new material. This photo was taken by a world known engineer and a very good friend of mine John Holbrook. For your information, John is responsible for my logo as well. One strong talent is never alone. I know John for more then 20 years. Only good things come from John.
Here are few words that welcome you on his home page:
No one ever said you get famous from being an engineer. John Holbrook is a bit of an enigma. He’s worked on some of the best records of the last 20 years, but you’ve never seen his name on the cover of a magazine.
Nonetheless, very few people can claim to match the diversity of John’s career. He’s worked with everyone from Natalie Merchant to the Isley Brothers. B.B. King to Combustible Edison. Fountains of Wayne to Brian Setzer and Don Byron. John Holbrook remains a well respected, if somewhat mysterious name in the recording biz.
Hopefully, this website will fill in a blank or two...click here
Here is an excerpt from Mix Magazine by Heather Davis on April 23rd, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Joan and Nenad
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Nenad Bach, Matt Leifer and Richard Lindsey.
Performing "Time is All We Have"
Nenad on a piano playing "Everything is Forever"
Nenad Bach, Jonathan Borja (flute), Matt Leifer and Richard Lindsey. Performing "Daughter's Eyes"
Nenad Bach, Jonathan Borja, Don Lipovac and Richard Lindsey.
Nenad Bach and Don Lipovac with an ensemble Hrvatski Obicaj (Croatian Tradition)
Nenad Bach with an ensemble Hrvatski Obicaj (Croatian Tradition), singing "Festa"
All photos by generosity of Don Wolf www.dwolfphoto.com
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I have a personal memory of a man who equally paid attention to everyone who approached him. Gentleman. Great talent on the guitar and inside of a guitar. Class act. Someone to emulate in life.
These photos have been taken on Dec 13 and Dec 18, 2007. First one at the ASCAP Awards from my hand and last one taken by Dino Rulli after the concert on Broadway. Are we lucky to witness it or what.
Danas je umro Les Paul, otac elektricne gitare i visekanalnog snimanja.
Takvi ljudi su stvorili bazu americke glazbe koja se i dan danas slusa i u upotrebi je. Les je temelj ne samo americke vec i svjetske glazbene bastine. Bio je pazljiv prema svim sugovornicima, bez obzira na moc i vaznost. Imam prelijepa sjecanja na njega i njegovu obitelj. Pravi gentelman.
Nenad N. Bach
New York 13 Kolovoz, 2009
Just came back from Croatia. It will take some time to publish "few" of the photos. Intense two months.