Album Review: Follow Your Heart by Eric Bikales

You name it; pianist Eric Bikales has done it. Following years of experience as a composer and performer in virtually every form and genre of music – as a studio musician, as a keyboard journeyman (traveling with likes of the Pointer Sisters, Keith Carradine, and Neil Sedaka), and as composer for popular and award-winning television […]

Album Review: Time Not Forgotten by Rhonda Mackert

Solo pianist and composer Rhonda Mackert grew up in the mountains of Colorado. She started piano lessons at age eight, switched to flute at age twelve, and returned to the piano as an adult. Now a resident of Seattle, Washington, Rhonda’s music is straightforward, intensely personal and evocative and I am delighted to have the […]

Fish Taco Friday: Salt & Lime Cabo Grill

While I was on tour in North Carolina, I stayed with fellow artist and dear friend Marlowe Carruth at her beautiful home in Raleigh. A lot of folks don’t know that I lived in the city of Raleigh from 1985 until 1993; my two oldest children were born there. But I hadn’t visited over the course […]

Album Review: Out of the Blue by Cory Lavine

Back in 2016, I had the privilege of interviewing Cory Lavine. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to review his album Out of the Blue for Enlightened Piano Radio. Read on to find out more about Cory’s beautiful solo piano music! Out of the Blue is the debut album of pianist Cory Lavine. Released in […]

Fish Taco Friday: El Real Mexican Grill

Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian. I love me some fruits and veggies and tofu done right. But after a few months as a strict vegetarian I found myself longing for seafood, especially salmon and sushi, so I declared myself a pescatarian and satisfied those cravings. It wasn’t until I started pretending that bacon […]

Album Review: Fellowship of Solitude by Lynn Tredeau

Lynn Tredeau is an American musician who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest and “Fellowship of Solitude” (released July 20, 2018) is her fifth album. Her music has received multiple nominations since her debut in 2015 (her holiday album, “SnowLight” won Best Holiday Album 2016 at Enlightened Piano Radio) and it is easy to […]

Eleven Things I Learned on Tour

My first-ever tour as a performer of original solo piano music is a wrap! Four days, four cities, four concerts–what a whirlwind! Fellow artists Judson Hurd, Marlowe Carruth and I started last Thursday evening with a concert in Marlowe’s beautiful home in Raleigh, North Carolina. It just so happens I lived in Raleigh back in […]