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.