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20th Anniversary Month
20th ANNIVERSARY MONTH / MAY 2017 In May 1997, Elliott Glick opened up the Starving Artist Gallery on City Island, New York. That original venue on City Island Avenue featured his own handmade jewelry, and the fine art / fine craft work of local artisans. This included handmade boxes, pottery, paintings and photographs.
Now, 20 years later, having added music in 2004, the Starving Artist continues: a space for the visual and music artist, for the listener and performer, for a harmony of space and spirit.
"Come in, and live right!" as Glick likes to say, especially during the month of May 2017, as we mark two decades of the Artist on City Island, NY
Elliott Glick outside Starving Artist in 1997
Starving Artist as it exists today, 2017 - down the block from original location, Elliott Glick still at the helm
Starving Artist **NEW** Online Store!
Starving Artist is now "open for business" with our secure online store, powered by Square.
Visit us to purchase Gift Certificates, event tickets and Jenny's Sweets baked products.
In July 2007, Elliott Glick made his debut on Neil Young's "Living With War" website with his original song, "Baby, This One's For You." Just a few months later, in September, another original, "Bitter Tears," also got listed on that website.
For almost a decade, the site remains active - and both songs remain typically in the top 100 - sometimes even top 50!
As of 5/22/2017, here's the tally: "Baby, This One's For You" (#172) and "Bitter Tears" (#163). Let's move him back UP, UP, UP!!
Visit CD Baby (or use the player to the right) to purchase individual songs on Elliott Glick's "Once Upon A Time" CD - each "love in a listen"!
The cost - a mere 99 cents a song; less expensive than a New York City cup of coffee, and far better for you than the caffeine!
'Once Upon A Time' by Elliott Glick
Elliott Glick celebrates the release of his CD, "Once Upon A Time," with a release party and performance on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 p.m. With him, on lead guitar, John Guth - the "maestro," as Glick describes him, who produced / recorded / mastered and mixed the CD. Click on the CD's cover above to make reservations!
Elliott Glick "Once Upon A Time" CD
Writes Elliott Glick: "This CD is a collection of love songs. It turns out that I am very lucky in love, so I dedicate this to my Monica, who inspired the whole thing. I've also experienced the love of many people who helped me complete this project. They include Starving Artist music-artists Jon Burr, Jonathan Russell, and Theresa Sareo, as well as new friend Vickie Russell. Thanks to Anna Foster for her beautiful Orchard Beach photographs - and for spending a Friday morning with us on the beach. Last, but not least, I thank the 'maestro' John Guth for his wizardry - and 'Uncle' Bill Yehle and Hannah for 'all those Tuesdays.'"
Buy "Once Upon A Time" - or download your favorite tunes - at CD Baby - NOW!
Backwoods Jupiter presents Bob Dylan's DESIRE
Elliott Glick was invited by music-artist friends (almost all of whom have taken the stage at Starving Artist) to join them on a re-recording - live on the floor - of Bob Dylan's Desire.
The CD includes: Hurricane, Isis, Mozambique, One More Cup of Coffee, Oh Sister, Joey, Romance in Durango, Black Diamond Bay and Sara, with bonus track, Seven Days.
To purchase your copy, click on the "Buy Now" button to the right.
Backwoods Jupiter: (on the ground) Matt Turk, Julie Corbalis, Fred Gillen Jr.; (standing) Scott Urgola, Curtis Schmidt, Steve Kirkman, Elliott Glick, Paul Silverman, Tadd Kroneck, Debbie Tuzman, Phil Dollard, Eric Puente
Guitar Lessons by Elliott Glick
Elliott Glick has been a musician / guitar-player for more than 45 years.
He has been teaching guitar and general music theory to all ages for the majority of those years.
Glick has taught many young people; they have even been showcased at student recitals at his Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery.
If you are interested in guitar lessons with Elliott Glick, please email him, or call 718.885.3779.
The early 2010 "Guitar Student Show" at Starving Artist; click on image to email for more information on guitar lessons with Elliott Glick - $25 / half hour.
What's New & News...
'Once Upon a Time' There Was a Songwriter...
The Starving Artist himself, Elliott Glick, has released his new CD, "Once Upon a Time." This collection of love songs was produced - mastered / mixed / engineered - by John Guth. In addition to his being Glick's lead guitar player, Guth has also mastered Grammy-award winning productions at his JGP Recording Studio.
Staying in Touch with "Life at the Starving Artist"
* in person - 249 City Island Avenue, City Island (the Bronx), New York
To be on our e-mail list - and receive weekly notices on the music / art events for the coming weekend - please email us and make that request! We'll be happy to add you to our email list!
The Story of the Starving Artist
In May of 1997, Elliott Glick opened up the Starving Artist Gallery on City Island, New York. That original venue on City Island Avenue featured his own handmade jewelry, and the fine art / fine craft work of local artisans. This included handmade boxes, pottery, paintings and photographs.
In February 2004, Glick decided that there were another group of artists - music-artists - that needed a venue. A singer-songwriter himself, he wanted to create a space to provide a forum for that art form. So he kept Starving Artist on City Island and moved it down the street a block - in a space where he could have more room for tables and chairs, and for these musicians and songwriters. Since that 2004 opening, there have been hundreds of performances by songwriters, blues musicians, jazz performers. There have also been cultural and other celebrations - for Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras, of Renaissance music - as well as young musicians nights where Glick encourages teens and young adults to pursue their musical talents and dreams.
Starving Artist's "menu" - besides handmade jewelry, fine art / craft and great music - includes cafe food offerings including fresh fruit and cheese basket, "macho" nachos, delicious spinach dip served with pita and crackers, Elliott's worldclass meatballs as a sandwich or platter, our signature panini grilled sandwiches (each artfully prepared), as well as fresh salads with our homemade dressings. There are also the Starving Artist "delights" - our mile-high apple pie and our very own chocolate volcano dessert. In the way of drinks, we offer some "blasts from the past" including egg creams (chocolate and vanilla) and cherry-lime rickeys, too!
We don't charge a cover or minimum for music performances, but everyone who is "in the house" must order something from our menu, and is asked to contribute to the "music appreciation box" (an offering of their own choosing).
The Starving Artist, besides being a "fun" place, is a "games" spot as well. Tables feature "trivial pursuit" question cards, as well as games such as pickup sticks, dominoes, and playing cards.
We are located at 249 City Island Avenue (two-and-a-half blocks past the third traffic light on City Island Avenue; look for the maroon awning between Carroll and Schofield Streets). Reservations are suggested for performances. You can call (718) 885-3779 or e-mail us.
Elliott Glick - a songwriter and music-artist for more than 40 years - added music to the "menu" in February 2004, providing a forum for music-artists.