Back despite public demand, it's Modern Man!That's right, folks.Modern Man (David Buskin, George Wurzbach and
Rob Carlson) rides again!
From 1998 through 2010 audiences up and down the East
Coast and in such far-flung outposts of civilization as Ohio, Florida and
Texas, found Modern Man a delightful change of pace.
A cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx
Brothers - David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach are three celebrated
singers and songwriters, "terrific instrumentalists with gorgeous voices
and hilarious wits."Together they
quickly redefined something-or-other and delighted audiences as they
interweaved themes ranging from God to Godzilla, from manliness to
cluelessness, from ESPN to the FBI with a vocal blend that has not been heard
since Ella and F. Scott Fitzgerald went their separate ways.
In 1998 Rob was performing at New York’s legendary
“Bottom Line” for an album of comedy songwriters when he met songwriter David
Buskin.David introduced him to George
Wurzbach and the three became Modern Man (joined originally by screen writer Andy
Breckman, creator of the “Monk” TV series).Modern Man went on to win Back Stage Magazine’s “Bistro Award” in 2002
for Best Musical Comedy and the 2008 New York Nightlife Award for best comedy
group in New York.
Their debut CD, The Wide Album, recorded live at New
York's "Bottom Line", their 2004 CD Modern Immaturity and their 2007
CD, Assisted Living are available on Rob Carlson's Website. (www.robcarlsonmusic.com) – or come to
the show to get your copy!
are the Thomas Alva Edisons of humor. They're inventive. You know, the bulb goes on." -Backstage
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Opening the evening will be The Levins.Pronounced “The L'Vins”, Ira and Julia Levin combine harmony-driven
acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s and the intention of
putting a smile on your face. Original tunes, guitar, piano and voices provide
a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements. It's
Happy-Folk, Smile Pop....sounds like The Mamas and The Papas having coffee with
Cole Porter. 2011 Winners of the Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting