WHEN YOU'RE HAPPY
June 2017 edition of Metronome Magazine
"Newman is a storyteller of the highest order who has a keen eye for chronicling everyday life in his songs with a light heart and plaintive voice."
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WICN-FM, Worcester, Mass.
"Fun, whimsical, and beautifully produced"
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 on fiddle).
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.
KRFC-FM, Fort Collins, Colo.
WTPL-FM, Bow, N.H.
"It will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step"
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.