M57 Straight From Delancey
THE CAST & CREW
JENNIFER STROM – GUEST CO-HOST
SANDI BILLINGSLEA – VIOLINIST
CLEVE DOUGLASS -IMPROVISATIONAL JAZZ VOCALIST
LAURA FOULKE – SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ARTIST
RONNIE NORPEL – AUTHOR/NIGHT TIME IMPRESARIO
PETER CHANCE – SINGER/SONGWRITER
HELENE GRESSER – COMEDIAN/ACTOR
KATYA – VOCALIST
ETHAN FEIN & THE M57 BAND
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BROWN – BASS
DAG MARKHUS – DRUMS
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SETH GOLDMAN & ELLEN KAYE – HOSTS
ETHAN FEIN – MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER/GUITAR/BANJO
BILL MOSS – ENGINEER
EDDIE GONZALES – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
is the Associate Editor and Food Editor at The Lo-Down, a community web site and monthly print magazine dedicated to covering news, events and – most significantly – the people who live and work in one of the world’s greatest neighborhoods, the Lower East Side. Jennifer has worked as an investigative reporter and editor at daily and alternative newspapers for two decades. Prior to joining The Lo-Down, she was the managing editor of North Carolina’s Independent Weekly, where her work was recognized by numerous awards.
Ronnie Norpel is an actor and writer who has appeared in the film “2219,” which debuted as part of the Court Metrage at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, “The Vagina Monologues” at 4th Universalist Society of New York in 2011 and 2012, and in “Deconstructing Icons,” conceiving and performing original off-beat portraits of Andy Warhol, Rita Hayworth
and pageant winner Sarah Palin. Ronnie recently celebrated the second anniversary of “Tract 187 Culture Clatch,” the popular variety show she produces and hosts bi-monthly on New York’s Upper West Side. Her ficto-memoir “Baseball, Karma, and the Constitution Blues” was published in 2010.
Laura Foulke wrote, directed and produced her first show at the age of six and has been chewing the scenery ever since. A singer/songwriter living on the Lower East Side, Laura has appeared in a wide variety of New York theaters and musical venues, including the Rodeo Bar, the Mercury Lounge, Arlene’s Grocery, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, the Ludlow Cafe’, and Windows on the World.
Known for his quirky writing and performances, singer/songwriter Peter Chance has been on New York’s indie music scene for over twenty years. The singer / guitarist / harmonica player has played solo as well as with a myriad of band variations over the years. Early incarnations were Chance of Showers – a duet with New York accordionist Pat Robinson. Next was Peter Chance and the Undergroove – a combo that always seemed to have guest musicians, playing the Lower East Side scene and becoming a regular at The Ludlow Street Café.
Sandi is a mainstay of the New York music scene, having recorded with Roberta Flack, Hubert Laws, Abbey Lincoln, Joss Stone, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Terence Blanchard, Dizzy Gillespie, BeBe Winans, among others. Sandi has appeared in Broadway shows, including “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Chess,” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Sandi is on the Moscow 57 Entertaining CD “Ice Wine – songs for Christmas and dark winter nights” with Ellen Kaye and Ethan Fein.