New Song on Mark McLean's "Feel Alright"

"Surrounded By You," a new musical collaboration between Howard and drummer/composer Mark McLean, is featured on Mark's new album FEEL ALRIGHT, released this week. 

Howard wrote the song's lyrics, and the music was co-written by the two longtime collaborators (Mark is the featured drummer on 2002's DO WHAT I WANT album, as well as 2007's BASEMENT TAPES recording).

On the new album, Howard is featured singing and playing the new song, alongside Mark on drums and other regular Fishman band members Russell Farhang (violin) and Nathan Peck (upright bass).

Howard wis scheduled to appear at the CD release show for the new album on Wednesday, May 28 at SubCulture in New York City. For tickets and information, click here.

Howard's Theater Music The Focus Of May 15 Concert in NYC

Howard’s theatrical oeuvre will be the focus of a concert on May 15, 2014 at SubCulture in New York City, in a special evening of music to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, directed by Sarah Hughes and MC'ed by playwright/performer Ed Schmidt.

Special Guest Artists scheduled to appear:

Anastasia Barzee
Karlie Bruce + Chris Parrello
Laura Cantrell
Cristi Castro
Jason Craig
Brad Hammonds
Lorna Hampson
Dina Maccabee
Dave Malloy
Grace Phelan
Catherine Porter


Everett Quinton
Liam Robinson
Jean Rohe
Barry Rowell
Kelly Salvadore
Jennae Santos
Precious Sipin
Mazz Swift
omi Tichman

Music for the concert will include selections from Fishman’s works for theater, including songs from Barry Rowell’s MANNA-HATA, Sam Shepard’s THE TOOTH OF CRIME, Christopher Wall’s THE CALAMITY, and Fishman’s own oratorio “we are destroyed.”

For tickets and information, click here.

Read a fun Q&A with Howard related to the event here.

Residency and Concert at Hotchkiss

Howard will be Artist-in Residence at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT from Febraury 4-8, 2014.

During the residency, Howard will work with students and faculty in a variety of classes, talks and workshops, drawing from his experience and work as a songwriter, playwright, theater scholar, composer for stage and film, musical interpreter, performing artist and stage director.

The week will culminate on Saturday evening, February 8, with a performance in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, where Howard will be joined by his band, including Kenny Bentley (sousaphone), Scott Barkan (electric guitar), Mark Williams (trombone) and Moses Patrou (drums).  Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be collected to benefit the Little Guild of St. Frances, a no-kill animal shelter in West Cornwall, CT.

For more details, click here.


Howard and the band recently performed a one-night-only version of the "Basement Tapes" Project at Mercyhurst Institute in Erie, PA.

Read about the show in the ERIE READER (where it made the top of the paper's "TO DO" list") and in the ERIE TIMES NEWS.

Go onto Facebook to see a shot of the band hanging out backstage. That's Mazz Swift, Jeremy "Bean" Clemons, Howard, and Scott Barkan standing (L to R), and our man Nathan Peck sitting down after a long day.