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Richard Barone

Richard Barone
Instructor, Recorded Music



Stage Presence & The Art of Performance


Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on commercial radio at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” and later fronting indie-rock icons The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and has collaborated with artists in every musical genre -- from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger, Beach Boy Al Jardine, and Sean Lennon. He has recorded for nearly every major label and his songs and productions have been heard in a range of television shows and films. As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books in 2007. His most recent studio album, 'Glow' (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti, and a deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition of his landmark solo album “cool blue halo” was released as multi-disc, special edition CD/DVD set in Fall, 2013 along with the legendary "lost" Bongos album 'Phantom Train' (JEM Records). Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City where he was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives. He is currently in the studio on several production projects while maintaining a busy touring schedule and continuing to teach his course 'Stage Presence: The Art of Performance' at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.