Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Bob McParland: Links

Author's Guild Website

Description of Bob McParland's books.

Rave Tesar

Rave Tesar is recording a new album this summer with Annie Haslam and Renaissance. Pianist/Keyboardist/Arranger Rave Tesar is an extraordinary musician in whose Ridgewood, New Jersey recording studio much of Bob McParland's recent work has been recorded. Rave's recent jazz album with the Rave Tesar Trio is available from CD Baby, as his his production of the Annie Haslam (Renaissance) recording The Dawn of Ananda and the CD?DVD of their recent tour.

Anthony Liguori, Jr.

One of the premier Elvis impersonators in the United States, Anthony Liguori is once again on his summer concerts tour. Anthony is a deeply committed teacher of music who is concerned with benefit outreach for important causes. He is featured on two Christmas/Holiday recordings with Bob McParland and Paul Ferraro and has recorded country pop music as "Tony Sands."

The Outpost in the Burbs
Bob McParland was instrumental in creating The Outpost in the Burbs, a coffeehouse concert series in Montclair, New Jersey. Formed in 1987, the coffeeehouse has featured the top performers in contemporary folk and popular music with folk music influences. It is currently run by a board of directors, including Steve Cutaia and Joyce Mauer, who were among the Outposts' founders.
Mane on Madison

Paul Ferraro, a longtime music collaborator with Bob McParland, is the proprietor of this full service salon in Wyckoff, New Jesey. Paul is on the staff with CBS News and works on hair design for several on-the-air personalities.

Who's Who in America

Bob McParland appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Find other interesting people here at this website.


Writings, scholarship, teaching.

Songwriters at Play

Performing songwriters- mostly California based.

Finding Fogerty

New book on John Fogerty and CCR edited by Thomas Kitts includes Bob McParland's essay "Down to the River: Blues and the Common Man in John Fogerty's Imagined Southern Gothic."

Author's Guild

You will find book listings here.

The Folk Project
The Minstrel Coffeehouse of The Folk Project in Morristown, New Jersey is one of the longest running coffeehouse series in New Jersey. It is capably run by Mike Agranoff, David Kleiner, and other witty musician-songwriters. The Folk Project features some of the best in traditional folk music, as well as some contemporary folk/ singer-songwriter performances.
Outpost Interview with Beth Williams

This is an interview with Beth Williams, one of the founders of The Outpost in Montclair, who is a dynamic and personable businesswoman of faith and interpersonal energy and skill. She is not to be confused with the talented folksinger of this name- although she too sings wonderfully. See Beth's work at the Salt
Keith Newman on "Below the Salt" plays some excellent sets of music. Bob McParland's "She VBelieves in Elvis" appears on a show called "Elvis Has Left the Building" on Program List 241. Bob's songs "The Last Stop On This Train" and "Sometime Minstrel" have also aired on Below the Salt - a radio show that is consistently interesting.
This is the on-line audio streaming site for Felician College Radio. A wide variety of music.
Patricia Lazzara - Flutist

See Patty Lazzara's my space site. Patty will appear on Bob McParland's recording which will be released this Fall (2012).

Linked In

Join a network of professionals on Linked In.


Add these songs to your iPod.

Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Poetics of American Song Lyrics is available from the University of Mississippi Press. The press has several excellent books on "roots" music.
"Say Yes to Your Life," a musical by Arnold Capitanelli, has recently been performed in the Palm Springs, California area. Capitanelli and O'Connor are fine songwriters. A lively cast brings a series of scenes that focus upon human struggles and healing in this energetic production.
Ishaan Literary Review

A short story. 

Epiphany Magazine

A short story.

Long Have I Waited Album
Now you can "fund a nun." All proceeds from the recording Long Have I Waited go to assist people who are making a commitment to religious life to be present for other people. The recording features music from Rave Tesar, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Corselo, Paul Ferraro, Francis Gunn, Carol Sharer, Bob McParland and others. It is available for $20 - which is a donation to a good cause.
Folk Music
If you are looking for good folk music you should find this site managed by Alan Rowith and Jennifer Pelton helpful.
Andrew De Grado

Andrew DeGrado, a consummate artist as a classical pianist and a devoted teacher, left a legacy of musical beauty and many fine students who have become excellent musicians in their own right. Andrew worked with Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Howard Klug, and Richard Glazier among other luminaries in the classical music world. This site is dedicated to his memory and to the support of furthering the growth and development of young artists in all artistic mediums.

Music in the Post 9/11 World- Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
"The Music That Came After It All" is a review article on Music in the Post 9/11 World, a provocative collection of essays edited by Jonathan Ritter and J. Martin Daughtry on the variety of musical responses to 9/11 throughout the world.
Folk Music on the Net
Another great folk music site
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
"The Music That Came After It All" by Bob McParland is a review article of Music In the Post 9/11 World, an excellent book edited by Jonathan Ritter and Martin Daughtry.
Cambridge Scholars Press Publishing
Bob McParland's book Music and Literary Modernism is available here. His article Yesterday: The Beatles, Narrative and Memory is scheduled for publication in a collection titled Resounding Pasts, also from this publisher.
Music to Their Ears
Bob McParland's 2000 article in Scholastic on popular music in education is available to researchers in music and education at ERIC. The article can also be accessed via EBSCO Host and at www.the
Alliance for Young Artists
Bob McParland is a supporter of Alliance for Young Artists and the Scholastic Writing Awards and a past winner of the Scholastic Writing Awards. This year's celebration of talented teen artists will begin on June 10, 2010 at the World Financial Center, 220 Vesey, New York City and presentations will be made to winners at Carnegie Hall.
Music to Their Ears Article Cited
"Music To Their Ears," (Scholastic 2000) by Bob McParland is cited in Thomas A. Fain Jr.'s 2004 article in Education, Vol. 124. Fain, associate director of bands in Dallas, Texas has made many important points in his article. Brian S. Collier has provided us with the service of offering this in "class readings." The original article by Bob, which Thomas Fain referred to, was published (c) 2000 Scholastic and Gale Group. (2000). "Music to Their Ears" is available on The free Library and at
JSTOR Academic Reviews

Review of Charles Dickens's American Audience

Book Review

Book review of Charles Dickens's American Audience.