I recently participated in a songwriter challenge for The Latest Noise Wine and Song where I composed an original song to a spoken word poem. I was sent the poem only – I wasn’t told who wrote it and didn’t have access to the poet’s reading. Two other songwriters were sent the same poem. The result? Three very different song interpretations! The poem is “Disbeliever” by Sandra Ann. Check out my version in the video below.
If you want to see the complete segment with all three song interpretations plus the poet’s reading, check out the full Wine and Song video below. In case the link doesn’t start in the correct spot, go to 14:20 to see the beginning of the challenge.
I’m excited to announce I have a new song available – “Think It Through.” It’s a reflection on all of the politics that has erupted around the COVID-19 pandemic and a reminder that we should look out for each other and try our best to keep each other safe. I recorded it at home and played all the instruments on the track.
It’s available exclusively by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America. Earlier this month, I participated in the virtual Banding Together Webathon benefit organized by Lazlo of blowupradio.com. He hosts the benefit each year as it’s a cause near and dear to his heart – his wife suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. Donations are used to fund research as well as programs and services for the community.
I’m just catching up with some posts that should’ve been up months ago! But never too late. Here are two songs from a virtual Wine and Song event back in June. One is an original – “Howlin’.” The other, a cover of Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence.” Hope you enjoy!
I had a fantastic time playing at the Hutton in Jersey City on Friday, December 7, 2018. Ty Tuschen and I played for two hours straight. It was a great time exploring some new covers and original songs. Looking forward to being back there again soon.
Back in October – which btw feels like yesterday – I played at the Gallery opening of NonLinearKnitting Studios. This is a really terrific spot in Jersey City. I’m excited with what is happening with art and music in this space! Here’s a video of me performing, Howlin’. Enjoy.
I’m looking forward to being back at The Hutton on Friday with Ty Tuschen joining me on electric guitar. As always, no cover charge, but plenty of delicious foods and beverages to be purchased and consumed.
Friday, December 7th Josh Bicknell with Ty Tuschen
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
In case you missed it, you can now stream my performance on www.blowupradio.com as part of Banding Together 2018. On Friday, October 19th I traveled to Blow Up Radio’s HQ to perform as part of Banding Together 2018, a benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America.
Tonight, I’ll be live on www.blowupradio.com at 8:45pm. It’s part of a larger webathon which is part of Banding Together, an annual benefit run by Lazlo of BlowUpRadio.com for the Spondylitis Association of America. It gives me great pleasure every year to be part of this fundraising effort and to donate my time and music to this cause.
I had a fantastic time playing for attentive listeners at the opening of the NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery. If These Walls Could Talk was a celebration of local art and music and it was a pleasure to play.
In the spirit of the show’s name, I covered Tom Petty’s, “Walls No. 3.” Here is a clip of it from Instagram. (BTW, you can follow me on Instagram @joshbicknell.)
I’m excited to be playing as part of The Latest Noise Acoustic Showcase at NonLinear Knitting Studio Gallery Opening this weekend in Jersey City. I’ll be performing solo acoustic from 7-8pm on Saturday, October 6th.
Saturday, October 6th Solo Acoustic
Nonlinear Knitting Studio Gallery Grand Opening
195 New York Ave. 3E.
Jersey City, NJ 07307