Recorded at the 2019 Mike Errico Holiday Show
Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
You good? I hope so.
Here’s a very special live version of “Someday,” with Gabriella De La Cruz on background vocals and Matt Beck on electric guitar. This song seems to get more relevant every year, and I feel grateful to be able to play it for you.
Can I ask a favor? Small favor, not “Could you drive me to the airport?”-level favor. Simply this: Tell a friend about the song. Sounds like not a big deal, but it’s the single greatest thing you can do to bring others on board.
Speaking of: READ AN EXCERPT FROM “MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE”
Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter
Release Date: November 1, 2021
Publisher: Backbeat Books
You’ve already pushed pre-sales to #1 on Amazon in both the Songwriting and Music Composition charts. THANK YOU.
Another favor? I know, I know. But it’s the same favor: Tell a friend. They can read the excerpt, and pre-order there, or at the links below. (I buy from Books Are Magic, personally, but they all work.)
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR “MUSIC, LYRICS, AND LIFE”:
“Others may have written Bibles on songwriting. This is the Talmud.”
— Eric Bazilian, writer, “One of Us” (Joan Osborne); founding member of the Hooters; collaborator, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi, LeeAnn Rimes
“Mike Errico changed my life. He has an unwavering belief in his students’ ability to succeed in whatever they set their minds to. This belief and support, along with his holistic approach to songwriting and dedication to helping students find their voice, made it possible for me to take leaps of faith that otherwise felt impossible. Buy this book!”
— Hana Elion, writer, producer, co-lead singer, Overcoats
“Mike Errico has written some of my favorite lyrics ever. So, yes, I would say his take on songwriting is well worth our full attention, highlighter in hand.”
— Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author and host of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast
“Songwriting is a mystical art, and Mike Errico joins all the dots, helping us visualize the process as well as igniting our passion for the ultimate freedom of creativity.”
— Martin Page, cowriter, “We Built This City” (Starship); “King of Wishful Thinking” (Go West); writer, “In the House of Stone and Light”; collaborator, Chaka Khan, Heart, Earth, Wind & Fire, Robbie Williams, Josh Groban
“Mike Errico’s book on songwriting (and more) is an inspirational tool and a wonderful reference for artists and musicians involved in a creative effort. Highly recommended.”
— Patricia Barber, composer, songwriter; Guggenheim Fellow, Composition; American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019)
“This is my kind of book: It’s analytical, but it’s also abstract. It takes the mystery out of songwriting but it also puts it back in. Great, entertaining writing style, too!”
— Matt Beck, songwriter; multi-instrumentalist, Roseanne Cash, Miley Cyrus, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty