Handshake Songwriter Releases Album

I asked Joseph Masciello if he would create a theme song for Handshake 2.0. He did.

Joseph Masciello

Joseph Masciello composed the music and wrote the lyrics to "Handshake" and Jarred Foresman directed and filmed the Handshake music video.  I love "Handshake" and I've posted the video on Handshake 2.0's second and third anniversaries.  Expect to see it again when Handshake 2.0 turns 4.0.

With delight, Handshake 2.0 announces the August 10, 2011 release of Joseph Masciello's first album, Holy Mother Earth

The music and lyrics for the 17 songs on Holy Mother Earth are by Joseph Masciello.  Leah Clark delivers vocals on 11 tracks and other songs feature Rick DePirro, Kenny Custalow, and Dominick Pages. Joseph is the solo vocalist on "For a Season."

I asked Joseph what it felt like to release an album.  He kindly replied, "Waves of joy are washing over me to see the album being positively reviewed and now on iTunes and other sites. I've been a professional musician since 1967 and this is my ultimate musical experience. My friends Nick Pages and Leah Clark contributed greatly to making this album the success it is."

Holy Mother Earth is available on iTunes and CD Baby.  Songs from the album are getting play time with host Alvon Griffin on WMNF 88.5, Tampa, Florida.  Joseph Masciello is already at work on a new collection of songs.

A heart-felt handshake of congratulations to you, Joseph!

Photo credit:  Susan Masciello

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  1. Joe is a fantastic song/lyrics writer!! (and I’m not saying that just because he’s my brother!)
    It’s all because of him that I was so very, very blessed to grow up and understand the greatest musicians of all time -The Beatles. I am 4 years younger so if he wasn’t playing them, Dylan and the rest I may have just missed out on the best music of he late 50’s and 60’s. He taught me to listen to the chords, the progressions, the harmonies – ahh! and now it’s come full circle where I can appreciate HIS musical creations!! Can one be inspired by anyone better than the Beatles? I’m so very proud of Joe and truly believe that if his music got into the right hands there would be some serious hits on the charts!!
    Fran Cooperwasser

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