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After All (Michael & Matthew)

With just a moment to catch my breath between moving to beautiful West Virginia and heading off to my home away from home, Summer at Sem, I’m doing my best to hit pause and take stock. The past few months have handed me some incredible creative endeavors and new opportunities. Not the least of which, the release of Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live at Farmers Alley Theatre.

Down the YouTube rabbit hole I go, stumbling upon a video of my beloved friend Stearns Matthews singing one of the first songs I wrote (a long, long time ago) at our little show down at The Duplex (a less long time ago). It wasn’t included on the aforementioned album but it was performed beautifully as a part of the evening at Farmers Alley by Matthew Lanyi.

Listen to 'Rise Up' from Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live at Farmers Alley Theatre
Rise Up

Before the full live album is streaming online you can now stream the first track “Rise Up” for free below. Turn up the volume.

Jeremiah Downes & Friends : Live at Farmers Alley Theatre Available Online Now!

Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live at Farmers Alley Theatre is now available to purchase and download online, and will be available through major online streaming services soon! For more, and to sample tracks from the album click here.

Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live Album Coming Soon

It's been just over a month since we took over the stage downtown at Farmers Alley Theatre. The brilliant Alex Tobin and yours truly are working on the live album now with plans for a release in early spring.

In the meantime, here's a little appetizer with the incomparable Madge Dietrich, Evan Gallagher-Frace, Logan Dolence, Joriah Kwame Fleming, Matthew Lanyi, Alyssa Meeuwsen and Cara Palombo in a clip of Rise Up.

With Dave Van Haren on percussion, Russell Elkus on bass and Brent Decker on sax.

Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live at Farmers Alley Theatre Featured on WMUK

Cara Lieurance and WMUK were kind enough to have yours truly, and Evan Gallagher-Frace, on this morning for a feature about Jeremiah Downes & Friends: Live at Farmers Alley Theatre. You can get a glimpse into the evening of over twenty six songs from my catalog written over the last two decades.

You can listen to the full interview here.

Jeremiah Downes and Friends: Live @ Farmers Alley Theatre

Well, it’s official! Thrilled to announce that the incredible Evan Gallagher-Frace and Madge Dietrich (Kinky Boots), will be joining me and some of my fierce Western students (Logan Dolence, Joriah Fleming, Matthew Lanyi, Alyssa Meeuwsen and Cara Palombo) this coming January 18-19th at Farmers Alley Theatre for a new evening of my original songwriting. The evening will be recorded live with a digital release available in February.

More details to come, and in the meantime be sure to come check out The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On and get your 60’s/70’s fix 12/7-30 @ Farmers Alley Theatre.

Beyond The Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical @ Farmers Alley Theatre

Beyond The Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical opens this weekend at Farmers Alley Theatre, some incredible singing and feeling grateful to be on board and back at the Alley. Who doesn’t love some Judy? You can find me behind the keys at our Sunday matinees. The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On is up next on the docket.

Suddenly, Last Summer

with Spencer Hansen and Cara Palombo at Summer at Sem Creative Arts (2018).

My last dispatch had me in the city I love, making some new songs with some friends I love, I'm happy to report that much has happened since.

My first summer at the helm of Summer at Sem Creative Arts Theatre Program proved to be a great success, due in large part to my beloved colleagues Spencer Hansen and Cara Palombo (current Western BFA musical theatre student). It was a true joy getting to teach, and make theater, at what is without question a new artistic home. It was especially gratifying bringing my friends and colleagues Ryan Scott Oliver, Nicole Van Giesen and Billy Bustamante to campus to work with our students.

I dusted off my chops and sang some Sinatra on a river boat (but, seriously). And, even got to catch the celebrated revival of Carousel on Broadway, and the electric revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe off-Broadway (both, truly remarkable).

As the summer winds down, I'm happy to announce my return to Farmers Alley Theatre this fall/winter as Music Director for their production of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, and with some additional work on Beyond The Rainbow: The Judy Garland Musical. Eternally grateful for my continued - always fulfilling - work with this fine company of artists and friends.

Some welcomed changes at Western in our musical theatre program, and very much looking forward to my personal world colliding with my professional world as we welcome the incomparable Brenda Braxton as our Next Stop, Broadway guest artist. Our students have no idea how lucky they are!

Here's to a fine summer, indeed, and an exciting fall around the corner.