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Hailed as "Most Promising Songwriter" by Chicago Magazine when he entered the music scene, Al Day has appeared in clubs and colleges throughout the United States and on such radio and TV shows as WFMT's "Midnight Special," WFMT's "Studs Terkel Show," WBEZ's "The Earth Club," and WTTW/Channel 11's "Sound Stage."

Al is included in two compilations of singer/songwriters: "American Impressionist Songwriters" and "Uncommon Ground Sampler I." He is the vocalist and co-writer for the Los Angeles-based group, Naked Davis, Jr. Its debut recording is due to be released in 2002. The Al Day Trio has just released its first CD, Guest House.

His songs have supplied not only himself, but other artists with original material. In addition to individual songs, Al has written several concert theater pieces in which his music was wed to spoken texts. He wrote the English translation/version for the Brazilian theatrical production, "Terra." The most extensive piece Al has written to date is the libretto for the opera Two Soldiers, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.


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