Video Premiere: “Tidal Wave” by Roger Street Friedman

In January, singer/songwriter Roger Street Friedman released his masterwork, Shoot The Moon, via Rock Ridge Music; brimming with hook-laden, emotionally resonant rockicana, the 54 year old cohesively stitches together reflective vignettes from his real-life experiences, in a stunning display of vulnerability and bravery. “When my dad passed away in 2004 it really hit me that this was not a dress rehearsal,” shares the Sea Cliff, New York-based artist. “When you turn 50, you start to hear about or lose people that are your own age. It gives me the sense that I’ve got a lot of work to do.”

Now, Friedman is excited to release his new video for album track “Tidal Wave;” animated by Brandon Huza, the video brings to life the song’s message of conciliation, peace, and hope for a brand new day. “The idea behind the lyric of the song is that, throughout history,  to every movement there is a counter movement,” he explains. “There is so much negativity in the news and the world right now, stories of hate and war, and yet also there is amazing beauty and stories of kindness and heroism.  The idea is that a movement towards love and hope can sweep over the planet and bring us to a more peaceful coexistence between people of all races and religions and between humans and the planet… and the tidal wave of love will usher in a brand new day.”

Friedman will be sharing Shoot The Moon with audiences regionally, and through appearances at select festivals. Reflecting on this era of fevered creativity and late-in-life self discovery, Friedman says: “You can’t rush the process. You can polish and chip away at the sculpture, but the evolution of the art takes the time it takes. For me, it feels fabulous to be where I’m at. I just have to stay open to the inspiration, and pour my heart and soul into the work. The rest is up to the universe.”

Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Tidal Wave,” the new video from Roger Street Friedman:

 

TOUR DATES:

APR 28 FRI – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 – New York, NY

APR 30 SUN – Atwood’s Tavern – Cambridge, MA

MAY 12 FRI – Oak Room Tavern – Sea Cliff, NY

JUN 8 THU – Garcia’s – Port Chester, NY

JUN 22 THU – Today in Nashville, WSMV-TV (NBC affiliate) – Nashville, TN

JUN 22 THU – Bluebird Cafe – Nashville, TN

JUN 27 TUE – Neighbor’s – Nashville, TN

JUL 7 FRI – Sea Cliff Beach Summer Series – Sea Cliff, NY

JUL 26 WED – The Space – Westbury, NY (Performing with the Sea Cliff Summer Strings)

AUG 9 WED – Middlesex Bandstand Summer Concert Series – Middlesex, VT

AUG 11 FRI – Mocha Maya’s – Shelbourne Falls, MA

AUG 13 SUN – World Cafe Live Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA

AUG 20 SUN – Morgan Park Summer Music Festival’s Third Annual Folk Festival – Glen Cove, NY

Susan Hubbard

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