Walter Ego

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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Ego Trio! - 8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Come Hear Walter Ego sing and play bass and piano with his band (Ryan Ashe on guitar and Javier Ramos on drums) on Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM at the Sidewalk Café!

And after that, you MUST stick around to hear the fabulous Joe Yoga at 9!

It's Walter Ego's BIRTHDAY*!  What should you GIVE him (and Joe)?   Nothing but your EARS!

*Actual birthday Wednesday, October 5th.

Past Dates

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing piano on a song or three with Mac McCarty during his set!

Also, Jac Grady will be singing and playing piano on some songs!

 

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty Solo w/ Walter Ego on bass & piano - 8:40 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass and piano with Mac McCarty!

Please come early to hear our fabulous friends LJ Murphy w/ Tommy Hoscheid right before us, Alex P right after us, and a super lineup all night!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Last minute show! - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing a solo guitar/piano set, filling in for Mac McCarty.

Please come early to hear our wonderful friends LJ Murphy & The Accomplices at 8pm!  They will be helping me out by extending their set!

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty Acoustic (Walter Ego on bass & piano) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass and piano with Mac McCarty for the "HUDSON RIVER ANTHOLOGY" portion of this rare acoustic show!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Muchmore's
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 10:15 PM
2 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-576-3222
Price: $5 (benefit for Workers Unite!)

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist!  It’s our FINAL show with our fabulous drummer Carson Alexander!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist!  It’s our penultimate show with our fabulous drummer Carson Alexander

And before that, you MUST come to hear our fabulous friends LJ Murphy & The Accomplices at 8!

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Solo Show: "12 Out Of 24 Ain't Bad" - 7 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego wrote 24 new songs in 2015!  They're really good!  At least 12 of them are, anyway!  Come hear him play them Saturday, March 26th at Sidewalk!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (No cover, no tip jar, “two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9:30 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“two-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) PLUS Rick Snyder at 7 and LJ Murphy at 8! - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

And before that, you MUST come to hear our fabulous friends Rick Snyder at 7 and LJ Murphy at 8!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
The Walter Ego Trio/Quartet! - 8:20 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego will be singing and playing bass with a guitarist (Ryan Ashe), a drummer (Javier Ramos), plus Jack Spann sitting in on piano!

Then right after this show, Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and Kidd Twist at 9!

Come for both shows, plus all the other acts who are part of Sidewalk's Antifolk Fest, Summer 2015, Night Three:

Bob Bell
Joe Reichel
A Conclave of Baer
Duckspeak
Charles Mansfield
Steve Stavola
Nathaniel Watts & the 2nd Coming of Love

All Ages welcome!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and Kidd Twist (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Right after playing his own show at 8:20, Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band at 9.

Come for both shows, plus all the other acts who are part of Sidewalk's Antifolk Fest, Summer 2015, Night Three:

Bob Bell
Joe Reichel
A Conclave of Baer
Duckspeak
Charles Mansfield
Steve Stavola
Nathaniel Watts & the 2nd Coming of Love

All Ages welcome!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
The Walter Ego Trio! - 8:30 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages welcome!

This will be Walter Ego’s second band show ever, with Walter Ego singing and playing bass with a guitarist and a drummer!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 7 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 10:30 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Which Came Second, the Berger or the Ego? - 8:45-10 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)
All Ages Welcome!

Jon Berger
 and Walter Ego will be taking turns in the spotlight, performing their songs and poems on the many themes they have in common!

There will be many, many words, plenty of music, and very little hair!

And come early and stay late to hear:
 • James Bannon at 8 PM!
 • Command Papers (Mike Shoykhet) at 10 PM!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

PATH Cafe
Flaca Music 'International Moment of Laughter Day' Musical Celebration - 7 PM - 9 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311

Walter Ego will be playing two 'funny' songs in the Flaca Music 'International Moment of Laughter Day' Musical Celebration.

Walter Ego's set time TBA, but stay for the entire show, which will also feature:

  • Ben Grayson
  • Lesley Kernochan
  • Ben Lapidus
  • Philip Lynch
  • Anthony Mulcahy
  • Jenni Oman
  • Bethany Nicole Taylor
  • Ed Tristram
  • and more!

 

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Piano! Walter Basso! Walter Ego! - 8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Piano?  Yes, Walter Ego's continuing project of releasing Garageband recordings of two newly written songs every month in 2015 is on schedule!  And of the six songs written so far, most have been piano songs.  So this show is going to be a piano show!  Come and hear lots of new piano songs, some old piano songs, some guitar songs reimagined on piano, plus a Peter Gabriel cover!

Walter Basso?  Yes, Right after this show, Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band at 9!  Come for both shows!

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Right after playing a solo show on piano at 8, Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band at 9!  Come for both shows!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

PATH Cafe
Mac McCarty and the 2/3 Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 7 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311
Price: Free

Accompanying Mac McCarty for this show, Walter Ego will be on bass and John Fuentes on guitar.  (The other 1/3 of the Kidd Twist Band, Carson Alexander, is off starring in a play.  Congratulations Carson!)  Also, Jac Grady will be singing a duet with Mac!

 

All Ages welcome!

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

And stick around for the fabulous Jon Berger with his band JUANBURGUESA at 9 PM!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Ego and His BIG BAND! - 8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

On Saturday, September 13 at 8 PM, Walter Ego and His BIG BAND will be playing a full set at Sidewalk Café!  This will be Walter Ego’s first ever Trio show, with Walter Ego singing and playing bass with a guitarist and a drummer!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Ego Plays the Sidewalk Café Summer Festival! - 8:40 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego plays a 40-minute solo set as part of the Sidewalk Café Summer Festival!

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Unnameable Books
Walter Ego plays the Boog City Festival! - 6:20 PM
600 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY
212-473-7373
Price: $5 suggested

Walter Ego plays a 30-minute solo set as part of the Boog City Festival!

Come early and stay late!  The August 2 performances run from noon to 8 PM, and the entire festival runs from August 1-5.  For details, see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/748556708529913/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

http://www.boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc91.pdf

Directions:
2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza,
C to Clinton-Washington avenues,
Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Ego at CANNONBALL PRESENTS! - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego solo at 9 kicks off a night presented by the amazing Cannonball Statman!  With:

Mimi Oz at 9:45! //http://mimioz.com/
Preston Spurlock at 10:30! //http://prestonspurlock.bandcamp.com/
Cannonball Statman @ 11:15! //http://cannonballstatman.com/

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 7 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Walter Ego's Yearly Residency Show at the No-Show Café!
When? While you were sleeping! (We didn’t want to wake you!)
Price: Less!

Last year on this date, Walter Ego performed in drag as April Fuller at his Yearly Residency Show at the No-Show Café.  Sadly, right after Walter Ego’s set, that legendary venue closed its doors for good.

But as the old No-Show Business saying goes, “The No-Show Must Go On!”  So for today only, the No-Show Café is back, in a Pop-Up version!  And Walter Ego will be opening (and closing) the place as he resumes his Yearly Residency!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Otto's Shrunken Head
Featured artist at Draw-mania draw-a-thon - 10:30 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: $15

Walter Ego will be playing a short set between two of the Draw-mania draw-a-thon modeling sets!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter Ego Rocks! (And Dances!) - 8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

On Tuesday, February 25 at 8 PM, at Sidewalk Café’, Walter Ego Rocks! That’s not an opinion, but a description of the songs Walter Ego will be playing: All rockers, all up-tempo, all on guitar!

And with all of that E-going on, Walter Ego will be inspired to make his public dancing debut! Put on your dancing-watching shoes!

 

Note: Those are Chuck Berry's (still rocking at age 87!) and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's (famously danced with Shirley Temple, who died recently) bodies collaborating with Walter Ego's head above.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

PATH Cafe
Twice the Ego: Walter Ego plus Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band! - 8 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311
Price: Free

All Ages welcome!

On Tuesday, February 4, at 8 PM PATH Café, Walter Ego will:

1. Play a solo show!
2. Play bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Yes, Walter Ego will be wearing many hats* that night!

First, at 8, Walter Ego will play a set of Walter Ego songs on guitar and piano, including many new songs!

Then, at 9, Walter Ego will cut down from 6 and 88 strings to just 4**, and play with the magnificent Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Come at 8 and stay for both sets!


* Walter Ego will literally be wearing one hat at times during the shows. But for Walter Ego, one hat is a lot!

** By cutting 2 strings off his guitar? No, that would be silly! By cutting 84 strings off PATH Café’s piano? No, that would be time-consuming, and would get Walter Ego banned from the establishment! So Walter Ego will play his electric bass!

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe
Which Came First, the Ego or the Berger? - 6:40-8 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

Which Came First, the Ego or the Berger?  Find out Sunday, January 26 from 6:40-8 PM, at Sidewalk Café!

Walter Ego and Jon Berger will be taking turns in the spotlight, performing their songs and poems on the many themes they have in common!

Take Jon Berger.  Subtract all of his poems about food.  Subtract all of his poems about sex.  Subtract all of his sweat.  What remains?  Walter Ego!  They’re exactly alike!

Or they would be, except that Walter Ego will be dressed as Abe Lincoln and Jon Berger will be dressed as Stephen Douglas.  Or vice-versa.  Or they may just debate about which one gets to dress as Lincoln.

Come to the Ego-Berger debate.  And vote on Which Came First, the Ego or the Berger?

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Salon
Walter Ego Unplugged Mini-Set - 3-5 PM
220 25th Street, Suite 202 (Subway: R to 25th Street)
Price: Free

Walter Ego will be playing four songs, unplugged at the Marie-Christine Giordano Dance January Salon!

Walter Ego's set time TBA, but stay for the entire Salon, which will also feature:

Choreography by  Eryn Goldstein!

Music by Lacy James and Paul Fairall!

A new visual art installation by David Irving Weiner!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

PATH Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band Christmas Show (Walter Ego on bass) - 9 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311
Price: Free

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

PATH Cafe
Walter Ego Guest Appearance at Jim Petrie Show - 8 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311
Price: Free

Saturday, December 14 is the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. During Jim Petrie’s 8 PM show that night at PATH Cafe, Walter Ego will perform Jim's beautiful song about the shootings, "Gone Away". And Jim will perform Walter Ego's "No Guns For the Crazy Ones and No Crazy Guns For Anyone".

Come hear us both do each other's songs, and stay for all of Jim's set: He's a wonderful songwriter, guitarist and singer!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

PATH Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 8 PM
131 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1311
Price: Free

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Sidewalk Cafe
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 10 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 473-7373
Price: Free (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Branded Saloon
Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band (Walter Ego on bass) - 8 PM
603 Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 484-8704
Price: Free

Walter Ego will be playing bass with Mac McCarty and the Kidd Twist Band!

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Bowery Electric
Maul Girls Reunion Show - 7:45 PM
327 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-0228
Price: $10

On Sunday, August 11 at Bowery Electric, Walter Ego will be one of the opening acts at the Maul Girls Reunion Show!

Walter Ego is honored to be playing a couple of songs prior to this all-too-rare performance by the magnificent Maul Girls!  If you are familiar with the Maul Girls, you know what a fabulous show this will be!  If you are not familiar with the Maul Girls, you should be!  Come to the show, and you’ll see what I mean!

Walter Ego’s two-song mini set will start some time between 8 and 8:40 PM.  There will be some other excellent opening acts, and then the Maul Girls will go on around 10!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Sidewalk Cafe
Walter E-Goes! - 9:30 PM
94 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
212-473-7373
Price: FREE! (“1-something minimum”: choose food/drink from menu.)

All Ages Welcome!

On Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 PM, for Sidewalk Café’s “Blackout Sunday”:

Walter Ego Goes Dark!
• Walter Ego will play dark songs about mass-shootings, subway jumpers, small birds swallowed whole, hopeless dreams, failures to communicate and how nothing happens for a reason.  Oh, wait, those are the fun songs!
• “Blackout Sunday” means no electric light, just candlelight.*  Does this mean Walter Ego will dispense with his dark glasses?  Next question!
Walter Ego Goes Soft!
• “Blackout Sunday” means no microphone or amplification.  So Walter Ego will play the guitar and piano very softly, so you can hear him sing! Fortunately, no less an authority than Walter Ego’s dentist** says he has a big mouth!***
Walter Ego Goes Too Far!
• Doesn’t he always?  But in this case, since the trip from Walter Ego’s home to Sidewalk Café is an arduous 0.4 miles…
Walter Ego Goes By Two Wheels!
• Walter Ego will travel to and from the show on his folding bicycle!****
• Incidentally, please give Walter Ego a high-five for finally making it up the hill in Port Washington without having to get off his bike and walk!
Walter Ego Goes to Jon Berger’s Show!
• After his show, Walter Ego will travel from the stage to one of the tables, so he can hear the wonderful spoken-word artistry of Jon Berger at 10:30!

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* Wear fire-retardant clothing!  Walter Ego once got so excited at an LJ Murphy show that he set himself on fire with a votive candle!.
** Alan S. Barkoff, DDS, Ret.
*** He was referring to the fact that my wisdom teeth would not require extraction, because my mouth is so big.
****It will be unfolded while Walter Ego is traveling on it.  He recently learned that it works much better that way!

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Zirzamin
Walter Ego Plays Everything! - 7 PM
90 West Houston Street
New York, NY
(646) 823-9617
Price: Free

All Ages Welcome!

On Sunday, April 28 at 7PM, at Zirzamin, Walter Ego will play Everything!

Walter Ego will play:
• Himself! (Who else could?)
• Underground (“ZirZamin” is Farsi for “underground”.)
• Old songs and new songs, originals and a cover!
• Guitar AND keyboard AND bass AND drums*!

Walter Ego also will play:
• Host to fabulous guest stars!
• With a drummer!**
• With words!***

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* Not simultaneously, alas.
** Except for the song on which Walter Ego himself will play drums.
*** Including the words “with” and “words”.


Monday, April 1st, 2013

No Show Cafe
Walter Ego Is April Fuller!

April Fuller!

What, you missed Walter Ego in drag as April Fuller, on February 29, 2013?  Lucky for you, that unforgettable show will be repeated one last time, tonight at the legendary No Show Cafe!

When? One hour ago! (Oops!)
Where? The No Show Cafe, 000 Least 14th Street, No Joke, NY!
Price: Priceless!  It would be wrong to charge admission, wouldn't it, to a show which, if it takes place at all (which it won't), will take place in the past!

Psst: This is a secret show!  Don't tell anyone about it, not even yourself!  Or April Fuller!  Or Walter Ego!

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

The National Underground
"241": Jack Spann and Walter Ego - 2 PM (Jack Spann), 3 PM (Walter Ego)
159 E. Houston Street
New York, NY
(212) 475-0611
Price: Free

Walter Matinee-Ego plays a set from 3 to 4, preceded by the magnificent singer/songwriter/pianist Jack Spann from 2 to 3 (be sure to come at 2 to catch his set)!

No cover and "241" (2-for-1) drinks!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Teak on the Hudson
Draw-Mania - 11 PM
16-18 Hudson Place
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 653-6888
Price: $15

10 minute Mini-Set

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego on ReW & WhO! - 4:45 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: Free

Watch the sparks fly as Walter Ego is interviewed (by the inimitable Rew Starr) and plays a song on the ReW & WhO show!  The ReW & WhO show was recently featured in the New York Times (A Starr Is Born.)

If you can't make it down to Otto's, Watch It Live!

And after the fact, Watch It Again!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego Featured artist at Draw-mania draw-a-thon - 10 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: $15

Walter Ego will be playing a short set between two of the Draw-mania (http://www.draw-mania.com/) draw-a-thon nude modeling sets!  Just to be clear, Walter Ego will be TEMPORALLY between the nude models, not PHYSICALLY between them!

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Zinc Bar
Walter Ego Featured Artist at Stark Reality Open Mic - 4 PM
82 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
212-477-9462
Price: No cover, One drink minimum

Walter Ego will be playing a short set during the Zinc Bar Stark Reality Open Mic!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego Sings Songs That Don’t Exist! - 7:30 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: Free (no tip jar)

On Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 PM, at Otto’s Shrunken Head, Walter Ego will be singing three songs that don’t exist!

That is, as of this writing* the songs don’t exist.  But they will exist on June 30! 

So Walter Ego will not need to cover John Cage’s "4'33", John and Yoko’s "Two Minutes Silence" and Michael Viner’s "The Best of Marcel Marceau". 

Instead, he will be singing three Walter Ego songs that will have come into existence between now and the show!  Be there to hear their debuts!

There will be plenty of “old” Walter Ego songs too!  And of course, if you’ve never heard any Walter Ego songs before, they’ll all be new to you!

If Walter Ego sings a song on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 PM at Otto’s Shrunken Head and you are there to hear it, does it existYes!  So come to the show!

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*June 14, 2012, 10:14 PM

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego Hosts Otto's Open Mic! - 4 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240

Walter Ego is guest-hosting the Open Mic at Otto’s Shrunken Head!

Come and sing!  And play!  Or rap!  Or do magic tricks!  Or speak spoken words!   Or spoke speaken words!

We have a keyboard (a Yamaha P95) and a back line!

And in keeping with a Walter Ego Open Mic Hosting tradition, we will have cookies and pretzels!

Spring is upon us and Saturday may be a bright sun shiny day outside.  Come in and escape all that at the Otto’s Open Mic, hosted by Walter Ego!

And thanks to Wayne Krall, for the opportunity to fill in for him while he completes the urgent top-secret mission he began the last time Walter Ego guest hosted.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego Repeats Himself! - 7:30 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: Free! No Cover and No Tip Jar!

Walter Ego Repeats Himself!  Yes, Walter Egos Repeat Themselves!

To paraphrase Bob Dylan*, "When you're sick of all this repetition, won't you come see Walter Ego?"  Or, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, "When you're sick of all this repetition, won't you come see Walter Ego?"

Enough?  OK, I’ll stop repeating myself now.  Yes, I’ll stop repeating myself.  Now.  Really.  Really!

Anyway…Walter Ego strives to make every show a new experience, both for himself and for the audience!  So what’s going to be new about this show? The fact that nothing is new!  Prepare to be astounded by a “repeat performance” featuring:
No new songs!
No new instruments!
No guest stars!

Why?  Because Walter Ego also strives to keep improving at what he does!  So at this show, his focus will be on giving his best performance ever!  Come and be the judge of that!

If you’ve been to a Walter Ego show before, come again!  And if you’ve never been to one before, forget everything you’ve read up to this point!  It’ll all be new to you!

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*Dylan also wrote, "You have to pay to get out of going through all these things twice."

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Otto's Shrunken Head
Walter Ego Gets "Serious" - 7:30 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: Free! No Cover and No Tip Jar!

Walter Ego Gets “Serious” at Otto's Shrunken Head, Saturday January 28!

How?
• By performing with a magician!
• By performing with singing nuns!*
• By standing on his head!**
• By making his public juggling debut!
• By playing at a venue called Otto’s Shrunken Head!

Does none of the above sound “serious” to you?  Well Walter Ego believes it’s silly not to be silly, and that taking things (too) seriously is a serious mistake!

Don’t make the serious mistake of not coming to the Walter Ego show on Saturday January 28!

Of course Walter Ego actually is serious about the music.  So the show will include:
• New Walter Ego songs!
• A Walter Ego cover of a lost classic!
Walter Ego on keyboard for a few songs!

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*Sort of.  Come to the show and you'll see!!
*This one is not serious.  Just checking to see if you’re paying attention!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Bar 82
Walter Ego Hosts the Bar 82 Open Mic! - 7 PM (sign-up at 6:30 PM)
136 2nd Ave (betw. East 9th & St. Marks Pl.)
New York
212-228-8636
Price: Free (no cover, no tip jar)

How Walter Ego uses this awesome power and responsibility will be a test of his character.  Will he grant each and every one of you preferential treatment over each and every other one of you?  Come and find out!

Come and sing!  And play!  Or tell jokes!  Or rap!  Or do magic tricks!  Or speak spoken words!

We have a real piano!  And nearly all of its keys work!

There will be cookies for those of you with a sweet tooth, and pretzels for those of you with a savory tooth!

Winter is upon us and it will be cold and dark outside.  But Bar 82 has HEAT and LIGHT* inside.  Walk into a Walter Wonderland!  Come to the Bar 82 Open Mic, hosted by Walter Ego, next Wednesday!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Otto's Shrunken Head
Ego Saturday! - 7:30 PM
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
212-228-2240
Price: Free!

Hot off its sensational debut at this year’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade*, the Walter Ego Float will be the main attraction at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade**!

But that’s just the beginning of the Walter Ego Thanksgiving Weekend festivities!  After Thanksgiving Thursday, there’s Black Friday (OK, so Walter will be sitting that one out.)  But then:

It’s Ego Saturday!  And to celebrate, Walter Ego will be performing on Saturday, November 26th at 7:30 PM, at Otto’s Shrunken Head!

Planning to be out of town for the weekend?  Cancel those plans!
Aunt Velda visiting from Akron?  Bring her along!  She could use a laugh!
Expecting to be lethargic from all that tryptophan in all that turkey?  Come to the show and let Walter Ego rouse you from your stupor!

As for the music, the highlights will include:

New Songs!
Drums!
Walter Ego on piano!  Walter will have 82 more strings*** at his disposal, as he plays a song or two on piano instead of guitar!

*Not true.

**Another lie, sadly.

***88 (piano strings) minus 6 (guitar strings) equals 82.  Though it’s actually an electronic piano, so there are no strings, but stop being such a stickler!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Morgan Avenue L Station
"What, the L?" Tour - 7:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY
Price: Subway fare

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Bedford Avenue L Station
"What, the L?" Tour - 8:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY
Price: Subway fare

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

1st Avenue L Station
"What, the L?" Tour - 8:30 PM
New York, NY
Price: Subway fare

Special Guest Richie the maraca player/interpretive dancer!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

6th Avenue L Station
"What, the L?" Tour - 9 PM
New York, NY
Price: Subway fare

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Lorimer Street L Station
"What, the L?" Tour - 7:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY
Price: Subway fare

Cameo appearances
Jason Schwartzman!
Ted Danson!
Zach Galifianakis!
The cast of “The Secret Circle” (whatever that is)!
LJ Murphy!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Banjo Jim's
The Walter Ego shows are getting closer and closer! - 7 PM
700 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
212-777-0869
Price: Free

First it was a 5000+* day wait, from 1995 to July 20, 2010. Then it was a 175* day wait, to January 11, 2011. Now it will be just a 143* day wait, to June 3, 2011.

Yes, Walter Ego will be playing again, for a full hour, on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 7 PM at Banjo Jim's! There will be guest stars, and this time some of them may even be human!

The rarity of Walter Ego shows makes each one something of an event. So please circle June 3 on your calendar right now!

With these ever increasing frequencies, the next show after this might just occur IN THE PAST! So be sure not to miss this one!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Banjo Jim's
Walter Ego and a Cast of Thousands! - 9 PM
700 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
212-777-0869
Price: Free

Walter Ego and a Cast of Thousands!

Or would you believe Walter Ego and a Cast of Dozens? How about Walter Ego, his ventriloquist's dummy alter-ego, and guest appearances by:
- Typewriters and Two Kinds of People,
- Simpsons and superheroes,
- Aliens, octopi*, and Immorality Detection Machines,
- Monkeys, magicians, and Manny Moore?

Yes, Walter Ego, backed by his Inanimates, will be performing his first show since the swelter of July 2010! (Remember that?)

*According to Wikipedia, “octopi derives from the mistaken assumption that octōpūs is a second declension Latin noun, which it is not.”  Well excuse me!  I’m sticking with “octopi”!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Banjo Jim's
Walter Ego Is Coming Out! - 9 PM
700 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
212-777-0869
Price: Free

Walter Ego Is Coming Out!

- Is he a débutante having his Débutante Cotillion? No!
- Is he gay and coming out of the closet? No! (“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”)
- Is he performing his first show since awaking from fifteen years of cryonic deep-freeze slumber? Yes!

Come out and see Walter Ego come out and play his first show since being defrosted!