George Mallas, a North Salem resident, unveiled his new cd "unscathed" at a release party earlier this month.
The January 5th event, at The Heights at Brother Vic's in South Salem, also featured the music of other area musicians including David Powers, who produced the album at Starr Ridge Studios in Brewster.
Don Lowe and Jacque Roche, radio hosts at Pawling Public Radio, introduced Malias, who opened with a solo performance of his Christmas song, “Tidings and Cheer.”
Among the other musicians featured on the album -- and in attendance at the party: Lisa Dodakian/violin, Chris Teal Davis/dobro and slide guitar, Julie Sorcek/flute, Tony Aiello/sax, and Powers/guitar and backup vocals.
Singer Emma Kiara joined in on two duets and sang backup on a third song. Mallas' son Peter also supported on guitar, as did Mike Cohane on drums and Brian Strom on bass guitar.
Other area musicians in attendance included Don Egry, who composed the tenth track and only cover on the record, “Standing in the Rain.” Melanie Berti, who wrote lyrics for Egry's song as well as three others, was also present in the crowd.
Go to www.mallasmusic.com for more information.
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