Mission accomplished!

My long-anticipated week in Sedona was all that I hoped it would be, and more. Last Monday Pinky and I boarded a Southwest Airlines jet, flew from Atlanta to Phoenix, rented a car and drove to Sedona, and checked into the newly remodeled Arabella Hotel. On Tuesday, we joined a sightseeing group and hiked up […]

Fish Taco Friday: Javelina Cantina

I am writing this on Thursday evening, at the close of my first day of recording at Piano Haven Studios in Sedona, Arizona. Engineer and recording artist Joe Bongiorno and I worked four hours and recorded sixteen of the twenty-seven new original solo piano pieces/holiday arrangements I have composed in the past year. Tomorrow I […]

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 […]

Finally finished!

With my session with Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio less than two weeks away, I have FINALLY finished composing the last piece of the TWO ALBUMS I plan to record there! That’s right: in less than a year, I have completed 13 new original pieces and 12 holiday arrangements, and I feel myself growing […]

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 […]