ORDERING INFORMATION

All CDs and records are available directly from Presence. Send a check or money order only to Presence Productions, 67 Candace Lane, Chatham, NJ 07928-1115. (No credit cards;  not responsible for cash while in transit.)  Please include your mailing address for packages and your e-mail and/or phone number.

Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band, "Angels on the Radio," was released Fall, 2015. It's available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and many other places around the net, or buy from Presence for $10.00 each + $3.00 postage and handling per order (up to 3 copies; add $2.00 for 4 or more) + 7% sales tax for NJ addresses. It is also available at the Rob Carlson Music Store.

Rob Carlson & Benefit Street's self-titled album is available at CD Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes and other download sites, or buy from Presence for $10.00 each + $3.00 postage and handling per order (up to 3 copies; add $2.00 for 4 or more) + 7% sales tax for NJ addresses. It is also available at the Rob Carlson Music Store along with Rob's solo album, "Pieces of Paradise" (2009), his earlier solo albums and Modern Man albums.  You can also keep up with our gigs there or here.

The Fabulous Dudes album is available at Bandcamp, CD Baby and Amazon as a hard-copy CD or for downloading individual tracks or the entire album. You can also order CDs from Presence for $10.00 each + $3.00 postage and handling per order (up to 3 copies; add $2.00 for 4 or more) + 7% sales tax for NJ addresses.

Brand new 45 rpm copies of The Fabulous Dudes "Bette Blue Moon"/"Ding Dong Darling" (Presence 4503, included on the CD) on blue vinyl are available directly from Presence for $4.00 each + $3.00 postage and handling per order (+ 7% sales tax for NJ addresses).

Benefit Street/The American Dream, the historic album of 1960s-1970s recordings, is available at CD Baby, Amazon, the Rob Carlson Music Store and other sites; or order from Presence for $10.00 each + $3.00 postage and handling per order (up to 3 copies, add $2.00 for 4 or more) + 7% sales tax for NJ addresses.

    
For orders outside the USA, for wholesale pricing and for promotional inquiries, please e-mail Presence Records.

BOOKING Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band: call 203-256-0580 or e-mail booking@RobCarlsonMusic.com


          
Thank you for your interest and your purchase! 


A Holiday Editorial Comment: It has been a bit difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year. It’s not about a specific religion, as every major faith and culture notes some kind of solstice observation, but the season’s spirituality seems to keep getting more deeply buried. Strident commercialism, polarized politics and partial collapse of the social contract seem to have pushed the holidays’ true meaning into deep background. So many charities and politicians have been begging incessantly to meet artificial deadlines “or the matching fund expires” (really, if they’re a few dollars short of their goal, will the matching donor really walk away?), and every imaginable retailer is having a now-or-never sale followed by yet another one. Black Friday and traffic jams almost subsumed Thanksgiving, once the last uncommercialized holiday, and now the Christmas/Hanukkah/solstice season now seems to be measured by how much one buys or “gifts.” (Note from my late English-teacher mother: “gift” is not a verb.)

It’s hard to remember that there is still good in the world which one can find if one looks for it, and that life doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. Perhaps our view is colored by friends and family passing, other friends moving, and so on. But my wife decorated our Christmas tree, we lit our menorah, we have great friends here and around the country and world, we try to focus on doing things rather than amassing stuff, and we are doing our best to stay optimistic. Good friends and good adventures go a long way to make that happen. And making what we hope is good music helps it all go down more smoothly! Thank you all.

Best wishes of the season,

Paul