Ana Gasteyer and More Join Julian Fleisher at Joe's Pub to Celebrate Release of FINALLY Tonight
New York City's favorite multi-hypenate, Julian Fleisher, will be performing at Joe's Pub in New York tonight, May 14 at 7:00pm, to celebrate the release of his sophomore album, Finally.
Julian will be joined on stage by some of his friends including Ana Gasteyer who will be performing a song or two, as well as members of the cast of "Measure of Success" who will be previewing music from the show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.joespub.com.
The 10-track album was written and produced by Julian and follows his critically acclaimed Rather Big album. Julian kicked off the release by partnering with Out Magazine to premiere the first single, the album's title track. Finally is a bit more understated, but still includes the Julian flair and voice that fans and critics love. The album was recorded in NY and includes 8 original tracks and 2 covers for good measure. It also features Julian's longtime collaborators Tedd Firth, Nick Mancini, Pete Smith, Matt Clohesy, Chris Michael and Tom Murray. Finallytakes listeners on a more intimate, personal journey on which the writing is the focus. Shedding his usually brainy covers and full-tilt horn arrangements that so characterized Rather Big, this new album puts the focus on Julian as a writer, a craft he's been developing more and more over the last few years. That's not to say he doesn't give a nod to his well known material on Finally. Just check out his incredibly fun cover of the classic "Tomorrow" from Annie which closes out the album. His regular gigs at such stalwart New York venues as Joe's Pub, BAM, Symphony Space, The 92nd St Y and The World Trade Center's Winter Garden led him to start writing his own songs and to collaborating with a host of partners both on and off the stage. Between his concerts, the recording studio, the theater and his popular podcast Julian Fleisher's Guilty Pleasures, Julian has recently sung, written, gigged, produced or appeared with, among others, Kiki & Herb, Molly Ringwald, Martha Plimpton, Issac Mizrahi, Jennifer Holiday, Lauren Graham, Nellie McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Mo Rocca, Bridget Everett, Paul Schaefer, Keith Carradine, Joshua Malina, David Rakoff and even, Sally Field.