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 […]

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 […]

Concert at Yonah Mountain Vineyards

I am delighted to announce that Judson Hurd and I will make one final stop on our July tour. On Sunday, July 15th 2PM-4PM we will play a concert at Yonah Mountain Vineyards in north Georgia. Sit back with a glass of delicious Yonah Mountain Vineyards wine and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of solo piano […]

Mermaids of Merrow’s Cove

Mermaids of Merrow’s Cove is a brand new serialized weekly podcast from Massachusetts Public Radio, hosted by journalist Emma Kersey and produced by John Murphy, and one of the music themes is The Mermaid’s Tears, composed by none other than yours truly! Click HERE find three ways to listen to the first episode; to hear […]