Old bones taking me back Old worlds taking me back Resting on the souls of long ago
Old Bones Odyssey – the song. Lyrics by Ellen Kaye, Music by Ethan Fein
We all come from somewhere. Our own past swirls around us, fog like, mysterious, unknowable. The deeper we get into the telling of our own tale the more the past tugs, nips and bites. And so we embark on a hunt for the long ago people who created the world that I was born into. To do them justice we are creating our blog and podcast, weaving through out the pieces of the past that explore an American family story. Our blog is a companion story to our new podcast series and musical in development, Phoenix Rising: Old Bones Odyssey. We’re researching and interviewing people and places to learn the history and stories that make up the bones, the road map of our tale.
We did a workshop of our new piece Old Bones Odyssey with Ethan Fein, composer and arranger, on guitar and banjo, Andy Drelles on woodwinds and Bob Renino on bass. Lyrics by me, Ellen Kaye, Music by Ethan Fein.
We were at co|LAB Goshen in Goshen, NY with the very hospitable William O’Keeffe watching over us.
Old bones taking me back Old worlds taking me back Resting on the souls of long ago…lyrics by Kaye, music by Fein
Ellen, born into show business at her parents’ Russian Tea Room, began her career as a nightclub singer at the original Monkey Bar and has performed in places as varied as Town Hall, Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra, the Metropolitan Room, Iridium Jazz Club, and La Mama E.T.C.
She hosted a weekly live radio show, M57 Straight From Delancey, with music and interviews from her former live music venue, Moscow 57. Ellen created and hosted a podcast series, the M57 On Air Urban Salon and produced Pop-Ups with local artists, local chefs, local venues and local live music from Harlem to New Orleans. Ellen has released several CD’s, including 3AM…the dogs, the milkman & me, 2AM, and Ice Wine: songs for Christmas and dark winter nights.
Kaye currently resides in New York’s Hudson Valley. Ellen performs regularly at live concerts and events throughout the tri-state region, and, with her music partner Ethan Fein, leads dance/show bands at private affairs for weddings, cocktail parties, fundraisers, holiday parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations.