There's a Way (CD)
Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way (CD)
I Love The Company (CD)
Common Ground
The People on the Hill
Crazy On The Same Day
It's Just Us (Live)
Talk Louder (single)
   
 
 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Welcome to all of you checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. Here in New York City, we're heading into Independence Day Weekend. And that means not only will I be staying in town to hang with all of you who are also staying in town, I'll be heading out to Central Park with my guitar to be a part of a tradition I started out there a whole bunch of years back.

Tomorrow afternoon... I'll crank up about 1:00 and play until the Sun goes down. The weather forecast is looking like it's gonna be another HOT one. But I know a shady, breezy little hill that's perfect for an afternoon of music and laughs by The Lake.

So here we are...

ANOTHER "GET-OUTTA-TOWN-DAY"!

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Yep! This is another one of those days when hurried people frenetically hit the road and the train tracks to get outta town to get someplace...

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...to relax.

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Me?

I'm staying in town. I'll be heading to Central Park on Saturday with my guitar. I'm gonna hang out by the Lake and share music and laughs with those New Yorkers who choose to stay put on a long holiday weekend to relax in a semi-empty Big Apple with a whole bunch of people from different parts of the country and around the world.

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Parents: If you're thinking about coming out with small children, consider if this is the kind of event that is appropriate for young kids! Ha! After about 10 minutes, they usually prefer a playground! If you do bring children, please make sure they're well-behaved and are respectful of the nice people around them listening to music. ~ THANKS

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There's something soooooo peaceful and cool about this city on a Summer holiday weekend. The streets are empty. The pace is slow. It's quiet. And yet... it's still New York City!

Now... if you're new or have never hung out with us before, here's a little map to show you where we're gonna be on Saturday. (You can click on it for larger printable version.)


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IF YOU'RE NEW AROUND HERE...

CONNECT WITH ME ON FACEBOOK, OKAY?
Send me a friend request and I'll accept it.

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Y'know? On April 1 we got together at Symphony Space on Broadway to celebrate a quarter century of this very cool, under-the-radar thing we've been doing in the middle of the greatest city on Earth. At that concert, I rolled out the latest version of a crowd favorite.

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But I'm working on the next concert video as you're reading this. So I will have it here soon. Keep checking back. It's hard for me to believe sometimes, but one-day-at-a-time... one-song-at-a-time... I've been "That Guitar Man from Central Park" for a quarter century, an entire generation. And here we go again.

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AND... what a night we had to celebrate Year 25!

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I also finally got around to editing the first batch of photos from the gig. (Thanks to both Sean Friedman and David Hayase... and everyone who posted or sent their own photos of the night.)

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If you're new around here, just check out some really fun video from other times we've gotten together over the years.

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF "THROW BACK"!

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GOING WAY BACK... WITH THE WHOLE BAND!

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GET READY FOR ANOTHER "TYPICALLY AMAZING YEAR" IN CENTRAL PARK!!!

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Now, I've been going through some significant changes in my Life... and working on some pretty wonderful projects. I moved to a new apartment in a new neighborhood in Manhattan. I just wrote a new dramatic one-act play, I'm sitting on top of another that is starting to generate real interest... and I'm still pushing the new musical "Possibility Junkie". I think we've really got something wonderful on our hands. Here's a little taste.

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Listen, most of you live in or around New York City but I know a lot of you are new around here. And a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. A lot of you guys showed up after the newest video from the December concert hit YouTube and Twitter. Well, I update this page almost everyday. Still, you can hit the ARCHIVE here at the site. And all around the internet you can find stuff if you Google "David Ippolito" or "That Guitar Man" or...

OR on YouTube: thatguitarman

OR on Twitter: @thatguitarman

There's always a lot cool stuff goin' on someplace. Keep checking back.

Gotta keep focusing on the beauty in this world. The ugliness will always be there. Let's all keep trying to move a little closer to the Light every day. I have work to do. The tools of my work are music and the written word. We all have different ways of feeding the beauty and starving the ugly. I hope we all get use them during our next lap around the Sun. I hope we all feel a part of One world in 2015.

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D'oh... and FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

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Oh BTW - if you're looking for videos...

HEAD OVER TO THE NEWLY DESIGNED YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!

Click here to check out the YouTube Channel

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AND - if you want to email me personally about anything, SEND ME A MESSAGE HERE, okay?

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Like I always say... I know a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. For the newcomers who have NO idea what it is we do in the Central Park...

Check out the brand new Photo Gallery for this year.

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Listen... I really do update this page almost every day so bookmark it and check back often, okay?

There are a whole bunch of photos from some of our weekends in last year's Photo Gallery too.


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Here are a couple of different fun galleries to check out.

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HAVE FUN TODAY!!!!!! (And be cool to each other, okay?)

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Thanks for everything.

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PEACE





     



All outdoor events are weather permitting! Stop by the website before you go if it is questionable.

Central Park Schedule
Saturdays
Starts around 12:30 and ends when the sun goes over the Hudson.
Please check the website to insure that David is playing!

David is available for private parties and events. Please call (646) 504-7275 for fees and availability.



A note from filmmaker Dean Love...

As you may know I am producing a documentary about "That Guitar Man from Central Park". I would like to ask all David's fans out there to write me and tell me any stories you may have about David and his playing in Central Park and how it has affected you or what it has meant to you. I've already heard some great stories, but I know there are more that I haven't heard. So if you got a story to tell about David and his music, please briefly write it out and send it to stories@thatguitarman.com. I will be contacting people from the stories submitted to interview them for possible inclusion in the film. Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone on the hill this summer.
- Dean

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Roger Bartlett
Central Park
Central Park Conservancy
C-Span
Iraq Casualties
Christine Lavin
The City of New York
Ronald McDonald House (NYC)

 
 































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