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Live From Home - 2019 Online Concert Series 

Hi Friends!

  As some of you know, in 2018 i played a few online shows throughout the year. While admittedly it was odd at first to sing to you via my laptop, I found the experience to be super enjoyable and got a lot of positive feedback from you guys after each show.

So in 2019, I wanna make it a monthly show, and I wanna play whatever of mine you ask me to play and throw in a new song each month! 

Stay tuned for announcements on when each show will be and please send your song requests to me at

See you online-


new album NATURAL now available! 

My 9th LP, Natural, is now out! Below are the credits for the album. Thanks to all involved for making this music with me!
You can check out the album at


release date: 3/17/17
produced by Ari Hest
recorded and mixed by Brendan Muldowney at Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT
additional recording by Carl Barc at The Distillery, Brooklyn, NY
mastered by David Glasser at Airshow, Boulder, CO


1 - Heart Of A Lion
2 - Willing To Try
3 - Braving Goodbye
4 - January Baby
5 - Make It Up
6 - June
7 - Natural
8 - Windmill
9 - Believing Is The First Step
10 - New Is My Love
11 - Good To Be back

All songs written by Ari Hest(Busybacksoon Music - BMI) except "January Baby" written by Ari Hest and Chrissi Poland(Hedgehog Publishing - BMI)


Doug Yowell - drums/percussion on 2-8, 11
Will Lee - bass on 2, 4, 5
Chrissi Poland - keys on 8, backing vocals on 2, 5, 7
Melissa Tong - violin on 1, 3-6, 8, 11
Dave Eggar - cello on 1, 3-6, 9, 11

All other vocals/instruments played by Ari Hest

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