Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Randy Newman: New Record, Coming To Symphony Hall

If all you know about Randy Newman is that he wrote the songs from the Toy Story movies, then you're really missing out. Newman has been at work in the music world for more than three decades. His material ranges from the sarcastic rock of the seventies ("Short People", "I Love LA"), to his more recent explorations of the American experience. He is truly one of the nation's treasures: a song writer in the style of Gershwin or Porter, with a style that's completely his own.

Why are we telling you all this? Well, Newman has a new record, Harps And Angels, and is touring in its support. He'll be at Davies Symphony Hall on October 17th as part of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Tickets are a tad on the pricey side, but at the same time, this is a show that can pretty much be guaranteed to deliver. If you're still not sure, check out the stream below for a taste of what's in store.

Stream: Randy Newman Playing Harps And Angels at Largo In LA