New Thing #56: New York Girl

New_York_GirlTodd Kramer is not a new artist to me. For me, this week's New Thing is his new music : He just released two songs - "New York Girl" and "We're Not Communicating".

I'm hoping this week's music entry introduces you to Todd Kramer.

Actually, I'm hoping to use this space to every so often support musician friends of my brother.

I think my brother is extremely talented - you probably know that already. Perhaps, if he does something new this year, I'll feature him on a Music Monday.

What impresses me as much - maybe even more -  is the collegiality shown by my brother and the people he has met in the music world.

I expected it would be cutthroat - everyone out for themselves. But I'm blown away by how supportive they all are of each other.

So in that spirit, I present to you the music of Todd Kramer.

I can't remember the first time I saw Kramer perform. He plays the New York scene, so it could have been that he played before my brother one time that I saw Matt play. But the more I think about it, the more I think I saw Todd Kramer at a show he and Matt did together in Boston.

It was upbeat - always a plus for me - and I remember immediately liking his music.

Then I saw him perform at an open mic in Queens - he's good. (Actually, I can't believe the talent level of all the musicians my brother hangs out with.)

This week Todd released the two new songs I mentioned above - you can check out all of his music, including the new ones, on his website.

If you like what you hear - and I'm betting that you will - name your price and buy it here.

Todd's on Twitter @tlkramer. And if it matters to you - he's a heck of a nice guy. He has a bunch of shows coming up...get out and support him if you can. And my brother too.