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Smiling with BookI’m a writer/performer, songwriting musician and journalist.

My novel-with-songs, BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN, sets a music-fueled, modern romantic comedy with a touch of math and mystery in Frank Sinatra’s hometown.

You can enjoy it as a radio-play style podcast, read it for yourself, and see me perform it live.

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        I love this podcast, smart and funny! – Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate

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A must-read for lovers of romantic comedy, independent spirits, classic myths and the magic of music. – Vivek Tiwary, Broadway Producer; Author, THE FIFTH BEATLE.

So creative, charming, funny, unpredictable, and smart. I LOVED it!!! – Rockin’ Robin

NEW GOOD NEWS:

SAVE THE DATE! Wed. Sep. 30, 7pm for BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN Live at La Momo Maes Bakery. Connor Magyar, Nina Rolle, Dallas Heltzell and I will perform highlights from the first 20 episodes of our podcast in 45 minutes. Catch up on the plot while you savor delicious pastries and more on the bakery lawn:  Tickets $10. Buy ’em at La Momo Maes Bakery, 619 Kimbark Street, Longmont.

Thank you, Veronica Straight-Lingo, for airing a taste of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN on your KGNU Metro Arts Show today, Aug. 28 at 3pm MT!

KGNU is now airing Blame It On Hoboken as a web feature. New episodes post Fridays at 3.  Previous episodes, 24/7. Thanks, KGNU and George Figgs!

RECENTLY…

Local Editions is a new, hyperlocal bookstore located in Longmont, Colorado. I’ll be playing songs from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN to celebrate its opening from 11a-1pm on Sat. Aug 15th with Paul Kiteck on violin/mandolin.

Hear The Jamesons Duo play songs from Blame It On Hoboken and other fun originals at Mac’s Place, 1640 Pace #400, in Longmont, Sunday 8/9, noon-1. Sunny Americana; delightful food.

CU Radio Theater on WEFT (Champagne-Urbana) will be airing episodes of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN each Monday at 7 CDT. Tune in and please support this wonderful show.

Sharon Glassman is the unique combination of author, musician, journalist and stage performer required to develop and perform the one-of-a-kind experience that is BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN. A live novel-with-songs [with] sparkling, original characters and the plot is driven by a classic math proof.   – Inside Longmont Magazine

The songs of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN will be featured in a mini-concert on NY’s WTBQ Hootenanny Cafe IRT on Sun. 7/12 at 9ET and archived online. Thanks, Jon Stein!

I’ll sing you songs from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN and more on Sun. 7/11 at the 300 Suns Songwriter Fest in Longmont, CO. My set: 4pm. Event: 2-7pm.

Hear the songwriters of 7/11’s 300 Suns Fest on KRFC-FM on Fri. 7/3 at noon and KGNU-FM on Tues 7/7 at 7. I’ll be singing from HOBOKEN and more.

We’re in Hoboken, Toots. Hear Episode One of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN now on LifeInHoboken.com

How does a song make you feel like you’re in love? Hear my radio feature for WHYY’s The Pulse on the heartbeat rhythm in Sinatra’s music.

Hoboken = national: Hear the BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN podcast Saturdays at 11 am on Joltin’ Joe’s Radio Nowhere and Sundays on The Eclectic Chair with Trish Lewis. Great places to catch up on the story – and hear lots of great new music.

PLUS! New episodes of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN debut Sundays on The Longmont Compass.

Hey, Toots! The BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN serial podcast is heading to internet radio. Stay tuned for details…

The BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN PODCAST is up! Enjoy a new, 10-minute radio-play style episode Sundays on The Longmont Compass and Soundcloud.

So creative, charming, funny, unpredictable, and smart. I LOVED it!!! – Rockin’ Robin

Hear me play songs from Hoboken and more with Andy Eppler of The Prairie Scholars on Sunday, April 19th from 5-7 at 300 Suns Brewery. Then! I’m fiddling, singing and guitar-styling with The Truth Be Told Story Slam Band at Shine in Boulder at 7:30. #time/space/continuum :)

SHARON GLASSMAN’s Blame It On Hoboken CD has something for every musical taste! Folk, Americana, a touch of jazz & blues too! The songs are bouncy, lighthearted fun! Check out the title track: a paean to Sinatra’s hometown, which has quickly become a favorite in Nowheresville. – Joltin Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere, WMSC-FM

SAT. MARCH 28th, 7pm: Join us for Songs from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN at the LONGMONT LIVE concert series. Connor Magyar of Longmont Compass opens. Priscilla Kay Art Gallery, Main Street.

Sharon Glassman is the unique combination of author, musician, journalist and stage performer required to develop and perform the one-of-a-kind experience that is BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN [Live]. A live novel-with-songs, this is a funny, brainy story about the idea of pursuing dreams that perhaps no one else understands. The story features sparkling, original characters and the plot is driven by a classic math proof. – Inside Longmont Magazine

THANK YOU! St. Vrain Historical Society, for having us over to Historic HOVERHOME to entertain you with songs from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN for a post-snow Sunday show. The cookies were awesome, too!

THANK YOU! Andy B of KRFC-FM, for airing DOWNTOWN from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN on your Saturday night show.

bb the Bichon in her first weather-dog video, set to DOWNTOWN from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN is getting lots of love online! Talk about snow power!!

Sharon Glassman’s funny and smart performance of excerpts from HOBOKEN engaged and delighted the audience at the Justice Snow’s Salon in Aspen. – Andrea Clearfield, performing arts salon host.

SUNDAY, SUNDAY! Paul Kiteck and I are doing a duo BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN concert at the historic HoverHome in Longmont, Colorado at 2 MT.

Then, catch me on WMSC, chatting by phone with the ever-wonderful Joltin’ Joe Pszonek about BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN on Radio Nowheresville at 7:45 ET.

After which! I’ll be playing fiddle and guitar at e-Town Hall for Truth Be Told’s Grand Story Slam in Boulder, CO at 6:30 MT.

Sharon Glassman’s book BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN was a fabulous distraction on a stressful week. Nothing better than getting lost in a good book or song! Write On. – Trish Lewis, The Eclectic Chair

MO’ LOVE: Thank you, WAMC, for purchasing my new topical humor radio essay, “Cupid’s Day: a Lovably Flawed Valentine’s Day Alternative” on prx.

FUNNY VALENTINE? Give ’em the BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN e-novel with imbedded songs + your Valentine’s message, recorded by me. Order here.

NEXT LIVE SHOW: Aromatic concert of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN songs at Denver’s Walker Fine Art Gallery on 1/15/15.

THANK YOU, WAMC-FM, for airing my radio essay, “2015 Holidays for Quiet Folks with a Surprising Sinatra Twist.”

CRAVE a wonderful, original holiday gift for the funny-smart book and music lover on your list? Shop here.

Being a former resident of Hoboken, I know that much can be blamed on that town: brown water, grey air, lack of parking, and Mafioso landlords. Sharon Glassman, in her most recent collection of unique and tantalizing tunes has found another, more important issue for which to fault the Garden State metropolis: love in many of its guises and facets.   – Mike T. Lewis of the Twangtown Paramours

CLASSY! Paul Kiteck and I perform some BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN at classical composer Andrea Clearfield’s Salon at Justice Snows in Aspen, CO on Sun, 12/7. If you’re in Aspen (or know Oprah) we hope you (or O, or youze) stop by.

GIFT-WORTHY: Pick up a BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN book and CD from me at JunoStudio’s holiday trunk show on Tues Dec 2 in Boulder.

JERSEY GIRLS: I’ll be performing an excerpt of HOBOKEN for lovely ladies of NY and NJ in Longmont on Wed Nov 12th at The Dickens Tavern for Tobi Hunt’s Events East Coast Ladies Dinner. Event runs 5:30-8pm.

SMELL THE MUSIC: Wed. 11/ 5 at 6pm, Colorado Aromatics head chemist Cindy Jones will pair lightly-scented Aromatic Waters with my live songs from HOBOKEN at Mary’s Market in Hygiene, CO. Sup on Mary’s homemade breads and soups.

YES! A lovely young man bought us a pizza during yesterday’s concert of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN songs at Oskar Blues. He didn’t know that pizza is a major co-star in the book. Or …. did he? Thank you, kind pizza fan of HOBOKEN!

SUNDAY 10/12: Join us for the Wedding Episode of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN, Live at Still Cellars in Longmont, CO. Doors: 2:30. Show: 3pm. Wear your wedding best and you could win theater tix, a HOBOKEN CD and more. Then…dance your socks off at the DJ Savior Breath after-show party!

I fell in love with you and your music. The whole thing is exciting [ …] I was getting tingles up and down my spine. – Philip Coggon, KRFC-FM

CELEBRATE the release of the BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN CD at Colorado Aromatics in Longmont, Colorado, Saturday, Oct 4 at 6pm: 340 Lashley Street. Beauty chemist Cindy Jones will pair my live songs with delicate organic scents.

READ this fragrantly fun feature on Oct 4th’s Aromatic Concert celebrating the BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN CD at Colorado Aromatics’ new store in Longmont, Colorado by Aimee Heckel of the Boulder Daily Camera. Thank you, Aimee!

Call it scent entertainment. Or music that smells great. Or call it typical Sharon Glassman (about whom very little seems typical). -Aimee Heckel, The Daily Camera

WINNER! Uh-Huh from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN is a winner in the Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO)’s 2014 Songwriting contest.

Sept 14th’s BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN Live! stars Amanda Berg Wilson of The Catamounts Theater + music legend Rockin’ Robin. Craft Cocktails, pastries. Fun! Showtime: 2:30 pm at Still Cellars, Longmont CO.

READ: This fantastic FEATURE ARTICLE on BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN  in September’s Inside Longmont will show you who I am and what I do.

Sharon Glassman is the unique combination of author, musician, journalist and stage performer required to develop and perform the one-of-a-kind experience that is BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN. A live novel-with-songs, this is a funny, brainy story about the idea of pursuing dreams that perhaps no one else understands. The story features sparkling, original characters and the plot is driven by a classic math proof. – Inside Longmont

HONORED: The BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN theme song is a winner in the COMBO 2013 songwriting contest, category Jazz.

The funnest hour a person can have. I can’t wait to hear what happens next month! – Sherri Prince

JOIN ME for August 10th’s BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN Live! at Still Cellars! Guest stars Frankie & Floyd will treat you to acoustic versions of Frank, Pink Floyd and friends. Guest star Brian Rezac will read the roles of Ned Allen and more. And there’s pie!

July 13’s BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN, LIVE! at Still Cellars: DJ Savior Breath mixes HOBOKEN songs and Sinatra. Actor Mare Trevathan does HOBOKEN’s characters HER way! Bob Wood and Dale Hoffman open with a set of original tunes.

LISTEN: Longmont songwriting duo/podcasters The Prairie Scholars (Jessica and Andy Eppler)’s interview is a great way to get the 411 on HOBOKEN. Thanks, Scholars!

WATCH: Tim Kaminski of 47 Films shot this 90-second video at Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse. I think it does a great job of explaining the show. Take a look and let me know what you think.

READ: BOULDER MAGAZINE’s shout-out to the Lazy Person’s Book Club and join us on June 8 for the live LPBC show at Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse. This month’s themed cocktail is The Cinna-tra. Our themed pastry (GF options) is the My Way Cappuccino Brownie. Our guest stars is stellar and the plot will treat you the joys of math, old friends, new love, listening parties and a loyal fish called julidochromis.

THANK YOU! Everyone who loves the songs and the book and the show…

ATTEND: May 11’s LAZY PERSON’s BOOK CLUB! Drink a MoMosa, order a live shout-out to you or your Mom from special guest Nina Rolle and me, purchase a Sinatra’s Mother gift set featuring a bottle of Still Cellars craft vodka, autographed copy of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN, Mr. Bean gift certificate and two tickets to our next show. Doors Open 2:30p. Place: Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse.

HEAR: HOBOKEN at FocoMx; I’ll be playing a selection of songs from my comic novel-with-songs at The Lyric Cinema Cafe Lobby at 7pm on Saturday, April 26th. See you there!

FESTIVAL: Saturday, April 12, 1:30-3:30 pm for the Longmont Library Festival in Longmont (the Brooklyn of Boulder), Colorado. Listen to samples of the BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN EP on the official BIOH audio player. Page through the beautiful new limited edition BIOH paperback, handcrafted in Colorado. Book me to perform live excerpts and songs for your book club, office, classroom and more. Address: 409 Kimbark Street, Lomo.

GUEST: Sunday, April 6th’s Lazy Person’s Book Club at Shine special guests are Billboard Magazine award recipient Laurie Dameron and Emily K. Harrison, Founder and Producing Artistic director of square product theatre. It’s Boulder Arts Week, so we’re going to be extra-artful in our reading and songs from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN.

Want to be my guest, with a guest, for the show? Email me by Friday, April 4 with “Tickets” in your subject line. I’ll pick one winner to receive two tix on Saturday, April 5.