An Early Christmas Present

l-r: Joseph Akins, Pam Asberry, Greg Maroney, Philip Wesley On November 17th, I went to the Whisperings Solo Piano Concert at PianoWorks in Duluth, Georgia.  This one featured the artistry of Greg Maroney, Philip Wesley and Joseph Akins. I love all all their work and enjoyed the entire show very much. But I was tickled […]

Music with charms to soothe the savage beast

l-r: Chad Lawson, David Lanz, Pam Asberry, Joseph Akins Heard any good solo piano music lately? Recently, I had to privilege of visiting PianoWorks in Duluth and hearing pianists David Lanz, Chad Lawson and Joseph Akins. If you aren’t familiar with their music hurry to their websites, listen to some samples, and order some CD’s. You won’t be sorry. Here’s a […]

Liam, Joseph and Philip

As you might recall, my piano student Liam Butler-Lawrence was invited to the stage at the Whisperings Solo Piano Concert a couple of weeks ago. Here is a video of his performance.  Would you like to see a little bit more of the concert? Here is Joseph Akins playing a medley of two of my […]

Joseph Akins/Philip Wesley Live In Concert

l-r: Joseph Akins, Liam, Pam Asberry, Philip Wesley Saturday night I had the privilege of hearing two of my favorite Whisperings Solo Piano Radio artists, Joseph Akins and Philip Wesley, perform at Piano Works in Duluth, Georgia. Philip Wesley Joseph Akins Each artist played four original compositions on the beautiful Bosendorfer concert grand piano in […]

Whisperings Solo Piano Concert

Sunday morning Rock Star and I climbed into my car and headed to beautiful Lindsay Street Hall in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Whisperings Solo Piano Concert featuring David Lanz, Michael Dulin and Joseph Akins. l-r: David Lanz, Michael Dulin, Joseph Akins There was a nine-foot Steinway grand piano in the house. The artists took […]

Liam’s House Concert

Joseph Akins Do you remember MySpace? Five summers ago, a friend of a friend referred me to hammered dulcimer player Bart Saylor‘s page there. I sent him a message explaining how much I love the sound of the hammered dulcimer and that I have been “aching” to learn to play for several years; as a matter […]