Howie Newman
MUSIC, COMEDY and MORE
BIO
www.howienewman.com          hjnewman@verizon.net          781-662-2616
MUSIC AND COMEDY            
One of the most engaging performers on the New England folk circuit,
Howie Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation to
provide a truly unique entertainment experience.

His amusing compositions are up-tempo and catchy, and he keeps
things lively with funny between-songs banter and short comedy bits
(there is also a smattering of serious songs).

Song topics include television commercials,
baseball, cell phones,
middle age dating, the
weather, intergalactic garbage collection and
more. And the material is totally clean, suitable for all ages.
2015-17: INDOOR/OUTDOOR CONCERT TOUR
In the summer of 2015, Howie teamed up with fiddle player Jackie
Damsky for a series of indoor and
outdoor concerts that included
the Topsfield and Marshfield Fairs.

Along with original songs, the duo played lively covers that
spanned everything from the Beatles to Steely Dan, featuring
excellent musicianship, tight harmonies and the usual hilarity.

They played concerts  through the fall of 2016, at which time
Howie added two new rotating partners, Joe Kessler (shown at
left) and Steve Latanision, taking on the name
Knock on Wood.
For additional information, click
here.
PERSONAL
The popularity of his baseball music led to an 18-year sportswriting career. Newman covered two
World Series, five NBA Finals and four Stanley Cup finals writing for the Patriot Ledger, Lowell Sun,
Boston Globe, Associated Press and Lynn Item.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. He’s lived in the
greater Boston area ever since.
DISCOGRAPHY
When You're Happy
Howie's first full-length studio album in 10 years, this CD contains studio versions of five songs
from his live album,
You Shoulda Been There (including "My Baby Can't Parallel Park" and "Our Kids
Aren't Kids Anymore"), plus five new songs.   
REVIEWS     MUSIC SAMPLES     LYRICS     GENERAL INFORMATION

It features piano player Tim Ray, a longtime accompanist for Lyle Lovett, who has performed with
Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin. Other notable contributors include reed man Billy Novick,
fiddler/man
dolinist Joe Kessler, fiddler Jackie Damsky and Howie's two children, Keith and Jen.     

2012
You Shoulda Been There
This "live" album included five new songs, four old classics and a cover of the Lovin' Spoonful's “Do
You Believe in Magic?” The hit single, “My Baby Can
't Parallel Park,” aired twice on NPR's Car Talk
and many other radio stations nationwide. It is no longer available.

2008
Baseball's Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Howie’s second baseball EP, Baseball’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2, featured "It’s The End of the Curse
and We Know It," a celebration of Boston's first championship in 86 years (yes, it's an R.E.M.
parody) and "Mendoza Line."
 REVIEW     MUSIC SAMPLES    LYRICS     MORE ABOUT HOWIE'S BASEBALL MUSIC

2006
Trust Me, You'll Like It
This 13-track CD featured some of the top local musicians, including guitarist Duke Levine (J. Geils
Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter band, Aimee Mann), reed player Billy Novick (New Black Eagle Jazz
Band) and keyboard whiz Jim Gambino (Swinging Steaks).
 REVIEWS     MUSIC SAMPLES    LYRICS

2001
Baseball's Greatest Hits, Volume 1
Originally released on vinyl in 1979, this EP has been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of
Fame Archive in Cooperstown, N.Y.  
MUSIC SAMPLES     LYRICS     MORE ABOUT HOWIE'S BASEBALL MUSIC

2001
Here We Go Again
Remastered from earlier vinyl records, this EP includes some of Howie's best songs from the '70s
and
'80s.  MUSIC SAMPLES     LYRICS
Newman has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill
Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. His songs have received national
airplay on the Dr. Demento Show, National Public Radio and Midnight Special as well as dozens of
other North American outlets (
radio list).
MUSICAL BASEBALL SHOW
For senior centers and other groups, Howie offers a special baseball show, which includes baseball
songs, baseball trivia and stories about his days as a sportswriter on the Red Sox beat. For
additional information, click here.