Brooklyn-born but now residing in Connecticut, Hugh Blumenfeld
was a mainstay in the late '80s Greenwich Village scene, an associate editor and contributor of songs to the Fast Folk Musical Magazine, winner of the Kerrville New Folk Competition, featured performer on Christine Lavin's
On a Winter's Night compilation and was the first artist signed to the new 1 800 Prime CD label. He has a Ph.D. in poetry but doesn't let that get in the way of honest songwriting on records like 1987's Strong in Spirit
, 1989's Barehanded
and 1996's Mozart's Money
. Rocket Science
followed in 1998.