In late May, Howard Iceberg dropped off seven CDs at The Pitch HQ. These were not duplicate copies: The album, Welcome Aboard, took up all seven discs, which contained, in all, 105 songs that the 64-year-old musician had written in the seven years since scaling back his work as an immigration lawyer. It's a sprawling treasure trove of country tearjerkers, midtempo rockers and folk ditties - one man's charming interpretation of the American popular-music canon. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 local musicians are featured on Welcome Aboard, and almost all of them turned up at Crosstown Station one Sunday night in June for "Raising the Titanics: An Evening with the Music of Howard Iceberg." In doing so, the release of a very special album was transformed into one of the most memorable evenings of the year and a celebration of the local music community.