STILL HERE by Lisa Swerdlow

Lisa Swerdlow is a relative newcomer to the solo piano genre, returning to the instrument after a many-years hiatus on the heels of a grim cancer diagnosis in 2013. To date, she has released two albums of original music to rave reviews; her latest release is a single titled Still Here, in which the artist […]

SQUIRREL’S LAST CROSSING by William Ogmundson

“Squirrel’s Last Crossing” is only forty seconds in length but what a vivid story it tells! In my imagination, it goes something like this: Once upon a time, there was a little brown squirrel. Out of nowhere, he found himself in the path of a very large, very fast motor vehicle. A human was behind […]

REFLECTION by Shoshana Michel

Reflection is Shoshana Michel’s fourth released piano solo album and her third as a composer. The positive response to the release of her first album, Soul Whispers, her solo piano arrangements of beautiful songs of Jewish Eastern European origin, led her to resume the challenge of composing; in 2016, a full twenty-four years after she […]

GENTLEMAN BAILEY by Darla Bower

Gentleman Bailey was written in memory of composer and pianist Darla Bower’s faithful canine companion Bailey, who succumbed to illness in December, 2018. It is a fitting tribute to “the sweetest and gentlest dog” Bower ever owned. The plaintive melodic theme, played in the deep lower register of the piano, alternates with a short section […]

BABY MINE by John Albert Thomas

Written by Frank Churchill for the 1941 Disney film “Dumbo,” “Baby Mine” is a lullaby sung by Dumbo’s mother, Mrs. Jumbo, to her baby as she cradles him in her trunk. The poignancy of the scene and the beauty of the song never fails to bring me to tears; it is no wonder that “Baby […]

NOTTE by Milana Zilnik

Milana Zilnik is no shrinking violet. According to her website, “soulful singing and complex piano melodies are [her] signature, but she embraces a variety of styles – everything from folk, blues, opera and Middle Eastern, to her soft spots for rock and jazz.” Now, in her latest album, Notte (release date June 1, 2019), she […]

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie

My daughter, Mackenzie Colleen Geyer, would be twenty-five today. She was born May 4, 1994 with an extremely rare genetic condition called Trisomy 13, meaning she had three copies of chromosome 13 in each cell of her body instead of the normal two copies. This disrupts the normal course of development and causes the associated […]

The Presence of Wonder releases TODAY!

Today is the big day: The Presence of Wonder is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere! Jonathan Widran of The JW Vibe says Pam Asberry is “a new age solo pianist of uncommon melodic grace, insight and heartfelt intuitiveness” (click HERE to read his full review). Through Monday, April 15th, you can purchase the […]

What I Did over Spring Break

Creative people don’t have a mess; they have ideas lying around everywhere. ~ Unknown I posted the quote above on my Facebook page last week and got quite a response. I guess I’m not the only one! But all kidding aside, what with the teaching the professional obligations and the travel and the album releases […]

I need your help!

My new album, The Presence of Wonder, is scheduled for release on Friday, April 12th. Dick Metcalf calls it “hypnotic, powerful, peaceful solo piano” (click HERE to read the full review). But I need your help! Here are five things you can do right now to help support the launch of The Presence of Wonder: 1. […]