MUSIC: THE BROTHERS WURZBACH- "IT'S NO JOKE"
Another evening with the brothers Carl and George WURZBACH singing songs they wrote, songs they say they wrote, and songs they simply stole.
"Carl Wurzbach is a songwriter who’s been forced to sing. He found early success writing for others….getting covers by artists such Linda Clifford, Jimmy Caster, and Liquid Pleasure. The latter's 1976 single “Take a Little Love” was nominated by Billboard magazine as disco single of the year….no sh*t…. Carl got sober and got a real job mixing music and shows at Celebrate Brooklyn, Broadway, and eventually BAM where he ran their opera house audio for 20 years. He returns to the other side of the mic after a 35 year hiatus, confused and puzzled by the values of this strange planet he now performs on…an analogue guy in a digital world, his motto “ a little rock, a little roll, and a rather unfocused gaze” makes you wanna check him out at EDBlues.com doesn't it? George Wurzbach [Carl's brother] is a multi-award winning songwriter from Brooklyn. He's a native; born, raised and residing in. Perhaps this is why his music has a sort of 'attitude'. A uniqueness that is reflected in the number of artist songwriters who have recorded them including, Tom Paxton, The Kingston Trio, David Wilcox, Bob Malone, Kevin Briody, David Ippolito, John McNally, Hot Soup, Seamus Kennedy, and many others. His recent work with Paxton was featured on the 2009 Grammy nominated album Comedians and Angels. 'There is a kind of laid-back smart-aleckness where one has to sit back, slack-jawed with awe. It’s his tone that gives the listener the impression of George as a bemused watchful observer. The ever-astonishing comedy of human errors is his playground. Gentle, mocking humor, often directed at himself, is his palette.'- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live Magazine. After his selection as a Kerrville New Folk Award winner in 1995 George formed the music comedy trio Modern Man with David Buskin and Rob Carlson earning a BackStage Magazine Bistro Award and several MAC Award nominations while frightening many innocent people. And as a musician, George works in NY as a sideman and session player, and occasionally as pianist on stage with Melanie. When not not performing, George serves as a full time Professor at Monmouth University where he teaches music theory & composition."