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New York, New York

Recorded live at the Revere

Senior Center


Sweet Caroline

Recorded live at the Revere

Senior Center

For senior centers, libraries and other groups, I offer a special baseball show, which includes baseball songs, baseball trivia and stories about my days as a sportswriter on the Red Sox beat. For additional information, click here.

KNOCK ON WOOD, acoustic duo

For this act, I am accompanied by a musical partner who plays fiddle, mandolin and sings backup vocals. We perform at many senior centers in the greater Boston area and play the songs listed below.

It's a very lively show that features excellent musicianship and pleasing vocal harmonies. Below are some videos from a senior center concert.

Click on the photo or song title to view the video.

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Hank Williams

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Wake Up Little Susie

Everly Brothers

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When I'm 64


Recorded at the Billerica Senior Center, July 26, 2022


For more info, including videos and our upcoming schedule, click HERE.

CLICK HERE for a list of the senior centers where we've played.


I'm always adding to this list but here's a sample of the Music for Seniors repertoire:


Eight Days A Week

I Saw Her Standing There

I Want to Hold Your Hand

When I'm Sixty-Four

B.J. Thomas

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

Bill Haley and the Comets

Rock Around the Clock

Bobby Darin

Mack the Knife

Dean Martin

That's Amore

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You


Runaround Sue

Doris Day

Que Sera, Sera

The Drifters

Save the Last Dance for Me

Under the Boardwalk

Up on the Roof

Elvis Presley

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Don't Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Everly Brothers

Bye Bye Love

Wake Up Little Susie

Frank Sinatra

Love and Marriage

New York, New York

Strangers in the Night

That's Life

Hank Williams


Johnny Cash

Folsom Prison Blues

I Walk the Line

Ring of Fire

Kingston Trio

Charlie and the MTA

Lovin' Spoonful


Do You Believe in Magic?

Mary Hopkin

Those Were The Days

Nat King Cole

Rambling Rose

Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Happy Trails to You

The Supremes

You Can't Hurry Love


America the Beautiful

God Bless America

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy


A Few of My Favorite Things

Ain't She Sweet

Five Foot Two

Hello Dolly

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When the Saints Go Marching In

You Are My Sunshine


Auld Lang Syne

Hava Nagila

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

Silent Night

Twelve Days of Christmas

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

White Christmas


Senior centers
Assisted living communities
Memory care units, memory cafes
Senior citizens groups
Nursing homes

I play many shows for senior centers and other senior groups in the greater Boston area. My repertoire includes well-known songs from the 1960s and earlier.

I also have extensive experience with memory care units, memory
cafes and Alzheimer's programs. Click 
here for references.

Based on feedback from my audiences, I'm constantly adding new material and fine-tuning the presentation (see song list below).

Here's where I've played.

I do a one-hour show and provide my own sound system. I'll also send you a 
color poster to help you promote the show.

Howie Newman performs classic songs from yesteryear, including
standards, show tunes and material from artists like Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and many others.

It's a sing-along, toe-tapping musical journey from the early 1900s up through the 1970s. Howie also adds trivia, background stories about the songs and a little G-rated humor here and there.


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