Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"Love and Joy"

New holiday single from The Cucumbers released today! Written for a party, hoping to spread some high spirits during the holidays, Jon and Deena (from The Cucumbers) wrote “Love and Joy” specifically for The Hoboken Holiday All Star Band. The band features local heroes Julio Fernandez (lead guitar), Ed Fogarty (guitar), Gary Frazier (bass), Dave Stengel (drums), Bryan Beninghove (sax), and John Keim (keys) with Jon Fried (guitar and vocals) and Deena Shoshkes (vocals and percussion). This fine crew assembles annually at the fabulous annual Hoboken Holiday Banding bash. Jon and Deena wrote the song with this band, this crowd and this party in mind. After they debuted “Love and Joy” live in 2018, Jon and Deena brought the group into the studio to record it under the name The Cucumbers, a band they’ve led with various rhythm sections and other collaborators since forming in Hoboken in the early 1980s. All proceeds from downloads and streaming will be donated to the Community FoodBank of NJ.  Beautiful cover art by Ann Shoshkes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Skating on Melting Ice"

Very proud to have my song "Skating on Melting Ice" included on Punx Do Good's Benefit for Amazon Watch. Amazon Watch is an organization that works to protect the rainforest.
Please stop by, have a listen and donate!

Friday, August 16, 2019

"Way Way Back"

Here's a song for summer, performed by The Campfire Flies
The lights are having a party!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rocking The Hoboken Sound

So proud and honored to be included among the "Women Who Rocked The Hoboken Sound" celebration.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Mueller Report

I have piles of little home demos that I make just for fun, and rarely share. But I figured I'd share this one, just because... it has a shelf life of about a week.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Blast From The Past

An interview from 1986 was just re-published with a brand new, wonderful introduction by Robert Barry Francos of FFanzine.

Click here and  have a look!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Proud to have a song I wrote with the very talented Kristian Børresen on BlowupRadio.com's Banding Together 2018 compilation. All proceeds to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Saturday Afternoon Song Swap 10th Anniversary Compilation

Check out "Swap Thing, Pt 1" and"Swap Thing, Pt 2"!

I co-produced these amazing compilations, along with my partner-in-crime Rebecca Turner to celebrate the `10th anniversary of the songwriters series we co-host.  We are very proud of the community of songwriters we've brought together through the Saturday Afternoon Song Swap! 

Friday, May 18, 2018

"Skating On Melting Ice"

So proud to have my song "Skating On Melting Ice" included on this wonderful compilation, out today! All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood or The Trevor Project.