One of the most engaging performers on the New England folk circuit, Howie Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation to provide a rather unique entertainment experience.
His amusing original compositions are up-tempo and catchy, and he keeps thing lively with funny between-songs banter and short comedy bits (plus a smattering of serious songs).
“I basically do the opposite of what everyone else does,” says Newman. “Most singer-songwriters throw in a funny song here and there to change the pace. My serious material is a change of pace.
It calms everyone down. For a while, anyway.”
Newman’s songs cover a broad range of user-friendly subjects, including cell phones, middle age dating, baseball, Boston drivers, marriage, intergalactic garbage collection and more.
His amusing folk-rock tunes have been well received by radio stations throughout New England and elsewhere. Newman’s songs have received national airplay on National Public Radio, the Dr. Demento Show and the Midnight Special. For a complete list, see http://www.howienewman.com/radio.