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Kind of Amazing…

First things first.
 
Thanks for showing up here. Y’know, as I make the transition from the Life of a singer/songwriter to a full-time career as a playwright, I never lose sight of what a lucky, lucky man I am.
 
We’ll be streaming LIVE from the “It’s Just Us” studio on Wednesday at 4:00 (eastern) and then again next weekend. If you wanna hang out with us LIVE online, scroll down.
 
Yes. I’m back in Central Park this summer… but in a slightly different location. This past weekend we hung out on Saturday from 1:00 until 5:00.
 
 
I’m in Central Park next…  Saturday, June 22. Starting at 1:00 And we’ll be streaming the day LIVE online starting at 3:00 (eastern)
 
BUT NOT AT “THE HILL”!
 
The Parks Department began reseeding  “The Hill” in the middle of May.
 
 
So we’re directly across the drive to a grassy lawn under some shade trees.
 
 
I’ll crank up around 1:00 and play ’til 5:00 or until I fall over… whichever comes first.
 
We also get together for a LIVEstream from my studio in The Heights every Wednesday in our online hang called “It’s Just Us”… at 4:00 eastern
 
If you need information about Central Park or the LIVE stream, just shoot me an email: thatguitarman@yahoo.com
 

LUCKY MAN…

A while back I was in Los Angeles where I sat in on a reading of my play “The Green Room”. So when I got back to New York we got together LIVE online… on “It’s Just Us”  @ 4:00 (eastern) to stream the reading and then have a talk-back with everyone who showed up. What a great crowd! And the reading went great! This play is so ready to move.
 
BTW — If you’re not a patron and would like to check out the LIVE online hang “It’s Just Us”…  just shoot me an email to ask for the private link: thatguitarman@yahoo.com

I feel like the luckiest man alive…

 
I say it all the time. And I truly hope we all feel that way.
 
But no kidding. My Life just doesn’t look like most other lives, and yet it’s kinda just what I imagined. I mean, I’ve always been a writer… a playwright. But I’ve gotten to make a sweet living as an under-the-radar singer/songwriter for over 32 years. It’s crazy.
 

Quick Comment — I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is TRUMPISM. As my song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” But until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

NOW! PLEASE JOIN US LIVE TWICE WEEK ON “IT’S JUST US”

“It’s Just Us”

Hey listen! We’re gonna keep hanging out together all year… LIVE twice a week. Wednesdays we always go LIVE at 4:00 (eastern). We’ll stream LIVE from my studio in The Heights. Weekends too. Check back.
If you join us on Patreon, you get automatic access to ALL of our hangs.

 

BECOME A PATREON MEMBER… HERE!

YOU GET THE ID AND THE PASSCODE for every private hang at Patreon.

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As a completely independent artist, I had to figure out a way to make a living with the online gigs. So if you wanna help out, you can throw as much or as little as you want at “It’s Just Us”!

 

We started doing it at the onset of the pandemic, but it’s so much fun and we’ve made so many wonderful friends that we’re gonna keep it going.
COME JOIN US!

BTW — If you ever want to support my work financially and make a “tax-deductible” donation, I operate under the umbrella of a 510(c)3 called Fractured Atlas. Just click on this banner and help out in whatever way you want.

People have asked me what it feels like to be a “struggling artist”. I tell them… “I don’t know.” I’ve spent a lot of my time looking up at broke. And yet I’ve never been struggling. I LOVE this Life. When I look at the circumstances of my Life… my beautiful partner, my incredible friends and colleagues, my beautiful family, my apartment, the fact that twice a week I hang out online with a worldwide community of music lovers… Damn!!!
 
Earlier this year I did my annual gig back in The Turks and Caicos Islands. (It’s simply one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.) And then I returned home to the most amazing city on the planet to learn that a wonderful group of artists are doing a reading of my play “The Green Room” in L.A.
 
This is my 33rd year as “That Guitar Man from Central Park”. And although it’s gotten more challenging in so many ways, I never lose sight of how incredible it is. Our “Year End Concert” to close out 2023 was also amazing on December 16. Thanks to all of the remarkable artists who shared the stage, the amazing people who brought you guys the video stream, the sound guys, the staff at The Kaufman Center… and all of the beautiful people in that theater that night.
 
 
Turned up the house lights in the middle of the gig!
 
 
 
WHAT A NIGHT!
 

Thanks for An Amazing Ride…

 

Y’know, even as I make the transition from singer/songwriter to a career as a playwright, I still have a LOT of music to share with you guys! So we’ll keep doing these online gigs. So in the meantime, if you would like to become a patron, click on that banner up there.
We sing together. We dance together. And we don’t even hafta leave our homes. Fun people from New York City, California, West Virginia, Maine, Missouri, Indiana, Long Island, The Netherlands, The UK, Spain, Estonia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Arkansas, Maryland…

 

Thanks for being in the audience

Last year we took a run at a magnificent theatrical experiment and a lot of were a part of it… maybe the most important part. The audience. I assembled a cast of Tony Award winners, veteran actors, exciting newcomers… just incredible artists to do a LIVE online reading of this audacious script. (Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton, Jillian Louis, Teresa Reynolds, Jamal Thomas, David Andino, Paul Olson — stage directions read by Gretchen Cryer)

 

Looks like this play has found a few Creative champions to move it to Broadway, probably later this year. It will be my first on Broadway and kick the door open for a few other plays and musicals. I’ll let you all know!!!
After the reading that night we’ll all retreated back to my Facebook page for comments and discussion. It was very cool.

 

Before that, we enjoyed a LIVE reading of my newest play “THE GREEN ROOM” in Los Angeles.
I feels like the time is right to sit in the dark with you guys and allow my characters to help hasten the arrival of the day that all “religion” becomes a memory for the human race. A percentage of my work is always dedicated to that goal… but I have my own fun way of making that a reality one day.

 

Even though our entire season in Central Park was kinda weird in 2023…  we’re making some new and exciting things happen in 2024.

No kidding. Last summer was a very weird season in Central Park, but it was another year I had the privilege of being “That Guitar Man from Central Park”. I wanna sincerely thank every single one of you who showed up, even for one day out there at “The Hill” You make me feel like the luckiest man alive. Here are a whole bunch of photos from our time together.

JUST A FEW MOMENTS

Incredible. I love this town!!! I’m such a lucky man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every week we turn the path into a dance floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m still consistently amazed. Every time… just blown away by what I get to do with a guitar on my shoulder.

 

Music, laughs, stories, thoughts, feelings… I WANNA SAY “THANK YOU” TO EVERYONE WHO HELPS MAKE MY LIFE AS AN ARTIST AS WONDERFUL AS IT IS.

 

NOW… Please visit my Facebook page and leave comments on anything you want, okay?

 

Thank YOU for showing up. If you’re new around here… WELCOME! If you don’t follow me on Facebook, go there now and then keep checking back.
https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman
 
ROCK ON! Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace