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POET BILLY LAMONT’S WORDS RIPPED FROM A SOUL STILL BLEEDING – POEMS FOR THE FUTURE EDITION –
NEW BOOK RELEASE WITH HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING/MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE EVENT
AT BARNES AND NOBLE, SMITH HAVEN MALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT 1PM.
In Celebration Billy Lamont Takes Over WUSB.FM Radio Airwaves on Eclectic Mess and Clam Radio Shows For a Combined Airtime of Five Hours!
Billy Lamont will be having an In-Store Book Signing/Multimedia Poetry Performance Event at Barnes and Noble, Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY on Sunday, December 8th to celebrate his new, major book release titled Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding- Poems For The Future Edition and the joy, love and peace of Christmas/Hanukkah Holidays. Lamont describes the new Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding book edition as, ” “Poetry that breaks down the fourth wall of performance, art, perception and culture.”
“My new book edition is perfect for the Holidays! It is sacred pop art, filled with soulful sensorary experiences, for the heart and mind, that resonate with hope and inspiration! May your very soul be a great poem! Our life is a message!”, Lamont said.
Billy Lamont is an American Poet with an avant-garde approach to writing, music, performance art, politics and film. Lamont grew up on Long Island, and at the heart of his poetry is the passion to inspire hope, and to be a voice for everyday people. His unique vision for poetry into the 21st century, combined with a belief in the power of words for creation, reformation and healing brought his influence from grassroots to national success in the 1990s and then international recognition in the new millennium. His work encourages dignity, upholds life and serves as a catalyst for a world of readers and listeners, both in the mainstream and on society’s fringes. He inspires many to live in a more loving way and to feel for different justice causes for the first time, to help with personal and social reform in this Global Age
New York performace poet Billy Lamont has performed on MTV and Much Music Television and appeared on radio stations across the United States. Lamont has also performed at many rock festivals including touring with Lollapalooza ’94, ’95, 2003 and Cornerstone Festival 2004 and 2006. Due to the success of his first book of poems The Gallery Of Light, distributed by Ingram, Lamont began giving book signings at book stores such as Barnes and Noble in shopping malls across the United States.
The follow up, strobe light generation fueled Lamont’s passionate and thought provoking multimedia shows that combine his performance poetry with electronic music and synchronized film. His latest poetry with Electronic/Americana Pop music CD/digital download is entitled Beyond Babylon.
Lamont’s third major volume of poetry Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding – Poems For The Future Edition, distributed by Ingram, is a powerful successor to his earlier books and eight audio releases like billy lamont with the peculiar people and Beyond Babylon. Lamont’s entire CD/digital download catalog is distributed by The Orchard internationally.
In celebration of Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding – Poems For The Future edition being released for Christmas/Hanukkah/Holidays 2019, Billy Lamont will take over the airwaves at WUSB 90.1 FM Radio at Stony Brook University, NY on two occasions. Lamont will appear on Eclectic Mess, with Host Kevin Kovarik, on Thursday, November 14th at 6-9am, and also Clam Radio, with Host John Tabacco, on Thursday, November 21st at 9-11am, for a combined airtime of five hours!
“It is live radio, that will also be streaming on the worldwide web at wusb.fm, at its absolute best! A real pleasure to be on these awesome programs with these incredible Hosts! All kinds of people are responding to the hope and inclusive dignity within my new book of poetry. It is refreshing and an excellent alternative for people to have passionate, soulful and positive words burning from the pages of my new book, and within my music, in this fast paced and often robotic technological age,” Lamont said.
Lamont’s 1998 debut CD Into the 21st Century was a benefit for Teen Challenge, with performances by two of his greatest influences, the legendary Allen Ginsberg and the brilliant Songwriter/Recording Artist Mike Peters of The Alarm on the title track. In his later years, Ginsberg expressed love and support for Lamont’s poetry with permission to use an audio sample from his first recital of the Beat Generation epic poem Howl.
In 2014 Lamont collaborated again with Mike Peters, as well as many other rock stars and inclusive of everyday artists, on the recording The Scriptures to help foster peace between Muslims, Christians and Jews in The Holy Land. The Scriptures is a benefit for Love Hope Strength Foundation and those fighting cancer. Lamont’s contribution to The Scriptures earned him a Guinness World Record as part of ‘The World’s Longest Officially Released Song.’
Lamont’s career was also promoted by Larry Norman, widely known as the Father of Christian Rock. The music legend invited Lamont to open several of his shows from 1998- 2000 and to become an artist on Norman’s own Solid Rock Records. The result was an album of compositions written for release on Solid Rock, with preliminary sessions produced by Norman in 2000. However, Norman’s failing health made further sessions impossible. The album was never completed and the session tapes went missing from Norman’s archives. Lamont returned the favor of support by raising awareness and funding for Norman’s emergency healthcare with the CD/download billy lamont with the peculiar people.
During the creation of Lamont’s strobe light generation book of poetry he was also being encouraged by legendary Poet/Peace Activist, Jesuit Priest, the late Daniel Berrigan, as well as being kindly affirmed by the brilliant Peter Garrett, the front man of Midnight Oil, and the former Australian Federal Minister of Environmental Protection, Heritage, Arts and Education.
All of these experiences and influences are a huge part of Lamont’s vision for the future! In his recent poetry he encourages brothers and sisters globally, as well as locally to, “Imagine A Day, we need an intelligent heart, a loving mind, LOVE, intelligence of the heart will light your mind!”
“Community and spirituality, as opposed to alienation, is so important in these tumultuous times, that are also ripe with potential. I plan on using my voice to bring faith, love and peace to people, with all my strength, by God’s grace!,” Lamont concluded.
Lamont’s three major book releases and eight CDs/digital downloads are available through most major distributors such as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and iTunes.com and can be streamed and listened to on spotify.com, iTunes.apple.com, googleplay.com, youtube.com, tidal.com and many other popular sites.
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