Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier...

Anne Leighton: Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier...: BROKEN POET will have its world-wide premiere at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) on Wednesday 25 March at 8:00 at t...

Elliott Murphy’s “Broken Poet” Movie World Premier New York City, March 25

BROKEN POET will have its world-wide premiere at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) on Wednesday 25 March at 8:00 at the Dolby Theater. The film will be preceded by a short acoustic concert by Elliott Murphy. BROKEN POET is directed by Emilio J. Ruiz and is based on a short story by Elliott Murphy, who also stars in the film and provides songs for the soundtrack including his classic LAST OF THE ROCK STARS. Other members of the cast include Joanna Preiss, Marisa Berensen, Michael O’Keefe and cameo appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The story itself is that of a ‘70s US rock star who disappeared in Paris and may still be alive. Rolling Stone magazine sends a journalist to investigate, and the results are surprising. A fresh look at rock stardom and success and a gripping story shot within enchanting and sumptuous views of Paris and New York. Not to be missed! 

Ticket buy link: https://nyciff.com/line-up-2020


Music from: Katy Moffatt, Jonell Mosser (with John & Johanna Hall back together again), The Traveling Jewburys, Paul D'Adamo...

Katy Moffatt

Katy Moffatt’s Chrysalis, a special package of three acoustic albums 1988’s Walkin’ on the Moon, 1998’s Angel Town and 2008’s Fewer Things.  There are many songwriters on the Chrysalis collection, including co-writes with Tom Russell, Billy Cowsill, and Wendy Waldman. Covers written by Nick Lowe, John Hiatt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Goodman, Cole Porter, David Olney, Chris Smither, and big brother Hugh Moffatt! 

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Jonell Mosser

John and Johanna Hall are unearthing their catalog, plus writing together again. They are responsible for the song “Still The One,” which is one of the most ‘synced” hits from the 1970s.  Little Black Dress is an album of songs that John and Johanna wrote for Jonell Mosser, a gutsy live singer that is always singing sessions for most of Nashville’s popular acts, including Gillian Welch, the Box Tops, Delbert McClinton, Wynonna, Bruce Cockburn….  The three are working together again, including Jonell and John planning live shows. Let me know if you’d like CDs, MP3s or WAV files.



Paul D’Adamo

Melodic Revolution Records is releasing a CD of Paul D’Adamo’s Rawfully Organic on CD. Paul has pipes like James Ingram with a bigger voice. His album is on digital media, and includes covers of Peter Gabriel songs including an acapella version of Peter & Kate Bush’s “Don’t Give Up.” The album features a new version of Peter Gabriel’s “Fly Away,” with contributions from Fame’s Lee Curreri.


The Traveling Jewburys

The Traveling Jewburys are an Americana band from the Bronx—Riverdale, to be exact.  You might know of Arthur Levy from the music industry.  He sings and plays guitar for the band as Howlin’ Jewbury.  Their album, “Live at The Bitter End” features two originals and covers of standards including: The Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care,” Music Explosion “Little Bit of Soul,” John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery,” Wilson Pickett’s, “Wait Till The Midnight Hour”….. 

The Greatest Lives

Also, please be advised.  There is more delay in the official release of “The Greatest Lives-Songwriters’ EP.”  This will be good news. Stay tuned.  We do have T-shirts and Collectors’ Items CD available, for now.  Please email me for details at Anne@AnneLeighton.com