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personal incites, anecdotes, and advice

Sak-Lab Song Recipe

~ It’s not that I haven’t had these 10+ songs written, recorded and performed over some years now, since SAKLAD ’10. But behind the scenes in what has been coined the “Sak-Lab” I have been learning the fine art of … Continue reading

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2014 Begins- Song Release Plan

~ 2014 begins following our most successful celebrations of Alan Mann [rip] & song Christmas On The Block, both with WXPN’s early support of our 30th anniv recording & filmed full house sing-along 12/22 at Dobbs on South St. ~ … Continue reading

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Why Dine at My Songwriter Table?

    “In spite of wearing my influences like hearts on my sleeve, what I bring to the singer-songwriter table is so much more. Arts are my middle name, not just music or writing or performing, but visual, theatrical, photographic … Continue reading

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Is My Song Recording Finished?

    So when is a song recording done- mixed & ready for the mastering & pressing + distribution? I asked this again earlier this week to see the responses since here I was again doing the umteenth remix of … Continue reading

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SAKLAD album purchase

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SPELLBOUND, Christmas On The Block news & Video

    As you may know we’ve been mad-busy rolling out a new album Spellbound, 1st single All Of A Sudden adv. 6/19 & newly mixed for Nov 20 release,  Up On The Bluffs 9/18 adv., Christmas On The Block 10/23 … Continue reading

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@ The “New” Drawing Board for 2012

    Once again my thoughts are being tested, my determination challenged, and my convictions conflicted with doubts. While writing and recording new songs, among my best yet according to recent responses performed live, I stand at the “new” drawing … Continue reading

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Press News Updates Live Pics “Christmas On The Block”

Press~ 28th anniv New record Christmas On The Block by Alan Mann [rip '88]     Former Alan Mann & The Free Arts Band member, Larry Saklad, has released a brand new recording of Christmas On The Block, both in … Continue reading

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“Up Close & Acoustic” 10/19 & transcript

Wed 10/19 10pm~ my broadcast taped with Charlie Sylvestri for Up Close & Acoustic on WPAZradio.com Pottstown Pa, also Saturday 1pm Eastern on WCHE in West Chester, PA wche1520.com – a performance and interview formatted radio program. Each week, Charlie … Continue reading

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Shows & Bcast – Fall News

Lot’s of behind the scenes including recording new tracks for my 2012 album, have kept me closer to home since end of summer, but this week is a busy one~ 2 1/2 live shows & a broadcast, Yeah!!

~ First, Wed 10/19 10pm~ my long awaited broadcast taped with Charlie Sylvestri for Up Close & Acoustic on WPAZradio.com Pottstown Pa also Saturday 1pm Eastern on WCHE in West Chester, PA wche1520.com a performance and interview formatted radio program. Each week, Charlie welcomes a singer/songwriter or band, to promote that artist’s music and feature songs recorded just for that appearance, in an intimate and acoustic setting~ becomes a podcast here~ Up Close & Acoustic
23 min excerpt of 1 hr show, incl 3 songs live solo!
Up Close & Acoustic w Charlie Sylvestri by Larry Saklad

~ That same night KatManDu in Trenton, NJ hosts Indie Night & Acoustic Showcase 7pm – 11+, short set around 10:15 Bryan Cooper is joining on Cajon / perc featuring Kim De Meo w another 16 acts/ bands *Free, full act schedule~ serioussongwriter.com Here is another recording/video and chance to grab my SAKLAD album. This weekend we put the question up on facebook,”need help deciding which 3 songs to play Katmandu Wed 10/19” and have already gotten great responses (and a couple write-ins incl Freebird, but not, lol) Currently an overwhelming number of votes for “Just In Case”, then “Tethered”, “Salt In My Coffee” and some passionate requests for “Oh Philadelphia” & “Lull’bye”. Keep ‘em coming and we’ll play the winners Wed!

~ Friday Oct 21 near Doylestown, Pa is HopeTown Live, the Sound studio who’s been hosting a bi-weekly new series of acoustic concerts (BYOB), with Ansel Mathews (NYC) *all ages. 7pm door, 8pm loooooong set~ some featuring Kim De Meo on vocals and Bryan Cooper joins on drums & perc.  It’s a studio, some songs on piano, acoustic & organic, some 12 string Guild guitar, and sweet electric Guild for some. Well worth coming out to 5985 Carversville Rd.  MAP  the list of Fall performers runs a who’s who of local artists, honored to be among.
We’re recording- partake in our sonic goosebumps + comfy cozy seating!

~ So what is the 1/2 show left, you ask? …I almost forgot, on Thursday morning, yes 9:15am at Philly’s World Cafe Live downstairs, David Rowan~ guitar, Doug Grigsby~ bass, Daryl A Burgee~ drums and I~ piano/keys, “Wet Pet” are doing 3 songs live, recorded by Drexel U Sound recording class who’ll mic us up and multi-trak our ferocious “Ultra Medieval Funk”. I’m back here Nov. 3 when the SAKLAD crew rock the house in more acoustic fashion!

~ If you’d like a preview of the recording I’ve been up to, here’s a rhythm only/ no vocals sampling of
Track artwork
All Of A Sudden BTs & El Gtr by Larry Saklad “All Of A Sudden” © (with full lyrics for my next album due 2012). … dig the cheesy organ solo and feel~ a friend describes ala Leon Russel(ish)!

~ So there you have it, every effort to get you guys a chance to hear me, whether live show, or broadcast, or podcast, but remember, it never sounds as good as LIVE (and I been practicing + some brand new stuff!)  Happy Fall!

ps~ stay tuned for Nov news on a new recording for Christmas time…

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