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Richard Barone

Richard Barone - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Darren DeVivo and Richard Barone, photo by WFUV

I've been a fan of Richard Barone's music going back to my beginnings at WFUV when he was still a member of the Bongos. Their 1983 song "Numbers With Wings" was my introduction to their music and to the music scene in Hoboken. Richard first joined me on the air at WFUV in 1993 when promoting his third solo album, Clouds Over Eden. Many years and many WFUV studio sessions later, Richard returns to promote his appearance at Outpost in the Burbs (in Montclair, New Jersey) this Friday. Richard will front an "in the round" evening with guest singer-songwriters Milton, Jeffrey Gaines and Deni Bonet.

Richard Barone - Words and Music - 2012

by Darren DeVivo

Richard Barone first made his name in the early '80s with The Bongos, but it was his 1987 live album, Cool Blue Halo, that really got the critics' attention and started his solo career. Richard recently celebrated the album's 25th anniversary with a new Cool Blue Halo concert and film, and he stopped by Studio A to talk with me about that project and how the original album came to be.