MUSIC, COMEDY and MORE
Howie Newman – WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY (I’m Happy Too) – 2016 Major League Records
Howie Newman is "not quite sure how to describe this collection of songs." Americana? Roots, folk,
folk-rock, singer-songwriter? Who knows? Who cares? It’s just fun, whimsical, and beautifully
produced (check out the work by a team of wonderful featured musicians, especially Jackie Damsky
It is true, Howie has updated some of his earlier creations, but "My Baby Can’t Parallel Park," "Our
Kids Aren't Kids Anymore," and "My Last Cup of Coffee" are all worth hearing again. But there are
a number of new songs as well, including the sweet title track, a live recording of "Where is
Everybody?' and Howie's most recent baseball song: "The Ballad of Mike Hessman (Minor League
Home Run King)." Everything on this CD is enjoyable indeed.
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NICK NOBLE'S TOP 15 ALBUMS OF 2016
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This is the one CD I keep locked and loaded in my car! Whenever I'm in need of the lifting of my
spirits I just press play and Howie is there to provide the cheer. Every song comes complete with
the relatable lyrics and clever melody that we've come to know from this very gifted and unique
storyteller, singer and musician. I guarantee "When You're Happy" will put a smile on your face
and a bounce in your step.