Monday, December 28, 2009

Editing vocals for the new album with John Holbrook

Driving north to John Hobrook. It started to snow. Early for me. Diesel going strong. This is Upstate New York. December 28th 2009, few days before new decade.

Working on vocals for "All I Want is Freedom" and "Yes I Do". Pleasure to work with John as always.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ASCAP Awards Arlo and the Guthries

Arlo, Nora, Su Guthrie, Nenad Bach

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

Recording vocal December 8-9, 2009 at Chach's

Finally recording vocal for five new songs.

Recording studio in Mamaroneck, New York. I highly recommend.

Nenad Bach and Dragan Cacinovic - Chach, owner and a great engineer.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Brushing elbows with the Rock and Roll Aristocracy - Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello and Nenad Bach. photo by Elvis

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!

The same night I met my old friend from The Band days Stuart Hruska and new found friends Chris and Marlene Knell. To my surprise Chris's family comes from Croatia, actually just few miles from where I grew up. Small world? I would say, world is always the same, only the paths are narrow. See the street signs. Holand Tunnel and Lower Manhattan.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Guggenheim Grotto at Fairfield Theatre

Guggenheim Grotto at Fairfield Theatre opened for Caravan of Thieves

Kevin May and Mick Lynch of Guggenheim Grotto

Kevin May, Nenad Bach and Mick Lynch at the Fairfield Theatre

On October 30th I went to see GG in concert beacause this is the band they recommend on 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.

Fairfield Theatre Co

70 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT 06824-5917
(203) 319-1404

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nenad's photo by John Holbrook

Align CenterPhoto 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 here

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Here is an excerpt from Mix Magazine by Heather Davis on April 23rd, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 2009: John Holbrook commands a deep respect from his peers for engineering many of the world’s most vibrant rock ‘n roll albums. His career started in the seminal 1960s, where, as a disc-cutting engineer for IBC studios, he worked on masters for The Who’s “Tommy” and Jimi Hendrix’ “Electric Ladyland,” among many others. He has worked for analog synth manufacturer EMS, designed several well-regarded recording rooms in New York, and maintains an active freelance engineering schedule. His work has earned him five Grammy Awards and innumerable gold and platinum albums for work with such acts as Natalie Merchant, Elton John, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, B.B. King, and The Isley Brothers. He recently upgraded the monitors in his personal studio to a pair of Klein + Hummel O 300Ds.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Joan Osborne in concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Joan and Nenad

Yesterday on September 25th 2009 Richard (bass player in my band) and I went to see Joan Osborne performing at the Music Hall in Tarrytown. Joan promoted her new album 'Little Wild One'. The concert was very good. I especially liked how Joan played tambourine. First time we met in 2001 performing together for the We are Family music video and are in the same series of concerts done by Luciano Pavarotti, called "Pavarotti and Friends". I was there in Modena, Italy in 1995 and Joan was there in 1997.

Joan Osborne, Nenad Bach and Richard Lindsey

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Concert For Global Peace, Kansas City

photo used in Kansas City Star by Zoran Orlic

Nenad Bach (piano), Vigthor Zophoniasson (tenor), Bunny Rodina (mezzo-soprano), Richard Lindsey (bass), Don Lipovac (accordion), Matt Leifer (drums). August 29, 2009 in Kansas City MO.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009

Les Paul was a legendary musician. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." He is credited with many recording innovations, including overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording.

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.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

U2 arrived in Zagreb

U2 private jet parked at Pleso (Zagreb, Croatia), as seen from my window.

The best U2 show I've seen.

130.000 people have seen U2 in Zagreb 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Filming of the Music Theater Video "Dragi Kamen"

Nenad Bach and Bruno Krajcar in Rakalj, Croatia

Nenad Bach and Bruno Krajcar

Bruno Krajcar, Nenad Bach and Mirna Brkanovic (film director). Filmed on August 4th 2009. Rain just stopped.

Singing chorus. Isn't this wall beautiful? And how about the view behind us?

old church

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rijeka Moments

Align CenterNenad Bach, Miro Gavran, Jasna and Robert Bucnik just before the performance by Mladena Gavran in Bakar, Croatia.

My first drummer and high school buddy, Vladimir Korenic - Dadi. Dadi also wrote lyrics for the song from my first album "Dal da ostanem nepoznat i sam"

My "sivko" travelled across the ocean. This is the moment it came out of the container.

View from my balcony at night. Rijeka, Croatia.

The same view during the day.

School buddy Janez, dog and Nenad. Very nice memory. Some people are always happy and wise.

My dear friend Neno Crnkovic. We washed windows while studying. I learned a lot from him. We both finished Universities. Neno became Mechanical Engineer and I became a clown (actually I am a graduated civil engineer). Always a pleasure to see him. Photo above is a view from his new amazing villa.

My best high school friend Darko Tolja, a naval engineer and a keyboard player in my first band.

Bernardin Modric, a film director, and my first film score.

Rijeka's Mayor Vojko Obersnel and Nenad Bach at the Fender Awards on June 15th 2009.

Nenad and Darko (Tolja) on his boat.

Tolja family ready for sailing

"Vrijeme i Zemlja" drinking coffee on June 16th, the day we received a Mayor's recognition for 30 years of active artistic life. L-R. Edi Kraljic, Marinko Radetic (Mel Gibson), Davor Tolja, Josko Serdarevic, Nenad N. Bach and Jadranka Cubric, organizer for the whole event.