Pete Seeger Engineer Collaborates With Hudson Valley Musician

Shlomo Franklin is a young indie folk singer from Bethel. He recently caught the attention of songwriter/engineer C Lanzbom while shopping in Teaneck, New Jersey. Lanzbom, who has mixed records by the late great Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, invited Franklin to his studio.

“Upon arriving home I had a message waiting for me from a virtuoso guitarist and producer named C Lanzbom, who had recently won a Grammy for a Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen record that he had mixed. Pete is a treasure in my mind, a link to the rich history of great American folk music, right up there with the rest of the giants. Pete was royalty to me, and so was C Lanzbom,” Franklin told East of 8th in an interview. “Now C was leaving me a message telling me that the owner of Lark Street Music in Teaneck had told him about me and he asked if I’d come down to his studio and play him some of my songs. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous.”

His anxiety ultimately amounted to nothing, as you can listen to the fruit of Lanzbom and Franklin’s first collaboration below, entitled “January Eyes”.