Fern Yaffa, a longtime supporter who has come to many shows and has been such a cheerleader for me and music! Thank you, dear one!!
Mike Shecora is a friend from high school, who accompanied me in my very first solo competition back in 1979! We did a Barry Manilow tune called, “Why Don’t We Live Together?” (even though in Michael’s advanced years he thinks we did “Daybreak,” lol). Watch for Michael to make a special guest appearance in my upcoming “Fanilow” show at Feinstein’s in October…
Bob Levy is a wonderful songwriter, whose songs I included in my 2008 show, “Standard Time.” Once we pass our initial fundraising goal, any additional funds raised will go to mix and master a recording of the music from that show, so that Bob’s songs can be heard by many more folks. Thank you Bob!!
Raymond Quirolgico is a fan who used to live here in San Francisco, but has since moved to the LA-area. He’s always been a great supporter, and I’m excited that I may get to see him again in person – we’re working on an LA-area appearance as we speak, so hopefully I’ll have more news on that soon. Thanks Ray!
Finally, Anne Corey was the first contributor that I didn’t know personally, so I sent her an email and asked how she heard about the campaign. Her response stopped me in my tracks: “My brother Henry Cory was one of the songwriters for ‘It’ll Be Christmas Before You Know It’ [RL: one of the songs on the new CD]. I was told about your campaign by Paul Rodnick, the other songwriter. My brother passed away in 2010 but I know that where ever he is, this project of yours is giving him a big thrill. I will share it with friends.” That kind of connection is exactly why I continue to make music. Thank you Anne! And thank you Henry!!