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Piano at The Willard Hotel

»Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Music Performances, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

Piano at The Willard Hotel

I had the distinct and honorable pleasure of being asked to play piano at an event hosted by the Museum of the Bible celebrating the 155th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s writing of the lyrics to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which contain many Bible references and was written in the wee hours of November 19th, 1861. To mark the occasion, the Museum of the Bible had an exhibit in the lobby of the Willard Hotel, and had me playing piano off to the side. I played through several Civil War-era tunes, circling back to different versions and motifs of the Battle Hymn. The Willard is an elegant luxury hotel that has been in business since at least the 1860s. In fact, it was in a room there where Julia Ward Howe woke up in the wee hours on the morning and...

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“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

»Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Piano on 24th | Comments Off on “Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

A really nice review just came in for Piano on 24th by One World Music! I’m delighted that Steve enjoyed it so much, and I’m impressed with how spot-on he was with his interpretation of individual recordings. You can read the review below, or visit OWM’s inspiration album review page and click on my album cover. (While you’re at it, have a listen to song samples below or purchase Piano on 24th!) Before You Open Your Eyes (sample)Come To This Fountain (sample)Que La Lumiere Soit (Let There Be Light) (sample)With The Angels Sing (sample)Harpstrings (sample)River Blossoms (sample)Selkie Crossroads (sample)Not A Secret (sample)Street Magic (sample)Til Its Gone (sample)Andalucia (sample)El Gato (sample)On A March (sample) Piano on 24th...

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Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

»Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Albums | 0 comments

Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

Greetings! I’m happy to share the news that WE REACHED OUR PRESALE GOAL of $2,400 for Piano on 24th – my new CD! Tessa and I send a heartfelt THANK YOU to the 40 supporters who have backed our Kickstarter campaign thus far. Also, today is the last day you can make pre-purchases, so if you’re on the hunt for Christmas gifts we invite you to consider the CD for someone else! You can listen to samples and pre-order until midnight tonight ». We’ll send out the CDs by Dec 14th.   Thank you very much and happy...

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NEW SOLO PIANO CD! Coming December

»Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Albums | 0 comments

NEW SOLO PIANO CD! Coming December

. Announcing a new solo piano album: “Piano on 24th” Piano on 24th is an album of solo piano pieces that starts out with joyful, pure, inspirational compositions and segues into colorful tunes with flares of minor themes, flamenco, and rock piano. It is comprised of songs that I wrote this year and others that date as far back as 12 years. To help get this project to the finish line, Tessa and I put together this Kickstarter campaign which allows you to support us by: pre-purchasing CDs becoming a supporter or producer (with your name listed on CD) contributing any amount! Come To This FountainHarpstringsAndalucia Here’s what’s happened so far this year: 4 studio sessions resulting in 12 recordings and 1 bonus track 10 songs mixed with...

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Piano Album Recording Session #3 of 4

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Music Reflections | 0 comments

Piano Album Recording Session #3 of 4

Another season, another recording session for my 2015 solo piano album. It was a pretty hot fall day, even though the summer was technically over. In our 1928 house, this meant that between every few takes we had to cool off by blasting the window air conditioning unit and turning on a cavalry of small fans. This being the third session of the year, I was glad to note that my targets were more modest (and realistic) in terms of how many songs we were going to get down per day and how long it would take! I’d also come to terms with the fact that at some point, it would be best to just stop for the day. No matter how many times I keep pushing for a good take, after 6 or 7 hours straight the performance quality simply won’t be high enough. So this...

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