Over the centuries, countless musicians have been inspired by visual art, and vocalist, pianist and composer Mary Lydia Ryan joins their ranks with her 2018 solo piano release Little Red Boat. In 2015, she discovered Little Red Boat, a painting by artist Steve Jensen; she fell in love with the energy, depth of layers of […]
Happy New Year!
Although I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, I do believe that the end of each calendar year is a good time to reflect on the events of the previous twelve months and set goals for the 365 days ahead. 2018 was an AMAZING year. I attended my very first Whisperings artist gathering in […]
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 […]
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 […]