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Time After Time
What'll I Do

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I met Noel Paul Stookey (the "Paul" of the seminal 1960s folk trio "Peter, Paul & Mary") when my wife Ashley and I entered our song into Noel's "Music to Life" song contest exclusively for socially relevant "message" songs. At the live performance event, part of the 2001 Kerville Folk Festival in Texas, we were were surprised and delighted to find we had won the grand prize. To have the validaiton of the contest judges, who included several members of songwriting "royalty" (Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Janis Ian and others) was an unexpected accolade, only a few years into our budding songwriting efforts.

This began a decade of involvement in Noel's Public Domain Foundation, formed from the royalties from "The Wedding Song" to promote emerging writers of socially relevant lyrics and compositions. It was and is a worthy cause, and we were excited to assist with the promotional live events, radio campaigns, and other activities.


As we became more familiar over the years, Noel made a proposition: he wanted to produce me as the artist of an album of "overlooked" songs from the jazz era - 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Some of the tunes Noel suggested were iconic and instantly recognizable; others came from artists I had never heard of. The idea was unusual and interesting, and of course I agreed quickly. Noel assembled a trio of seasoned musicians near his home base in Maine; the recording to be completed at the home studio of a longtime music colleague.

The album "AfterTime" was released on physical CD ten years ago, but never for digital distribution. Now we offer these unique takes on timeless songs to a new audience online. - David Anthony Zee


David Anthony Zee, "AfterTime"

"....a big wet musical dog kiss. A valentine to Tin Pan Alley that finds freshness in the familiar and unexpected depth in pop sentiment..."
- Dan Cohen, The Muses's Muse

David Zee, "Can't Sit Still"
"David's invigorating energy and talent shine through on his debut CD...And Mr. Zee is not just a one-trick pony. As the soulful and heartfelt tune "See You Soon (for Ashley) proves, there is a depth underneath the humor..."
- Kat Dickinson, Maryland Musician magazine


"Children of Conflict" by David Zee and then-wife Ashley Pound, 2001 grand prize winner, "Music To Life" song competition, sponsored by the Music To Life organization. The group was founded in 2000 by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary and his daughter Elizabeth Stookey Sunde to promote musical innovation for the issues of our time.

1994 New York Festivals - "A New First Maryland," Bronze Award for Best Original Music, Business Theater.

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David Anthony Zee
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