Richard Barone is a recording artist, performer, producer, professor, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, and helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his album "cool blue halo," Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every genre. Collaborators have included Donovan, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His 2016 album “Sorrows & Promises” is a celebration of the early 1960s music scene in Greenwich Village, where Barone lives. His new book, Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s was published in September 2022. He is affiliated with The New School of Jazz of Contemporary Music, where he teaches Music + Revolution, has served on the Board of Governors of the Recording Acadamy (GRAMMYs), and hosts the Folk Radio show on WBAI New York.