There are places in the heart one finds only by SINGING!
I've sung my entire life; the family story is I sang before I talked. I've sung by myself, in duos, trios and choirs of all varieties. Singing I truly love, but singing harmony for me is nothing short of ethereal!
In this picture my sister Kris and I are playing in downtown Seattle in the summer of ''64; we had been hired to play throughout the state of Washington for a candidate running for governor. I was 16! He lost, but we had a wonderful summer playing on street corners and campaign rallies in cities large and small.
In this picture I think I'm 10 and we're performing at our first gig in public. I'm the one in the pink crinoline! (I'm concentrating, trying hard to play and sing at the same time.)
A few years later, we switched instruments and I took up guitar and my sister played upright bass.
It was the 60's folk music boom and we relished being part of it, playing for any and all who would listen. Our dad, a school and church choir director, was our teacher, coach, chauffeur...and biggest fan!
A number of yrs. ago I did an afternoon concert featuring songs I'd written. Several wonderful local musicians joined me that day for "The Crown Concert". (The crown referred to was not regal...but dental!) This photo is from that event.
Currently (and for the past several yrs.) I've been writing songs and recording them on an iPad using GarageBand. I'm also slowly learning how to write out the arrangements of my music with the acclaimed Notionmusic app. created by Presonus.
This "Music" page will eventually be home for all my songs. I'm still in construction mode, but for now... here are a few songs to get started. Hope you enjoy :D!
On November 13, 2015, the world held its breath as terror struck the "City of Light", Paris, France. "Paris" is my song for peace for all those who so bravely faced the unimaginable that night.
My youngest daughter spends most of the year on the road as a touring musician. And every now and then, after a long time without dropping anchor, she checks in. I wrote this song for her.
I always had a cat when I was a kid. So I was immensly pleased to discover a remarkable feline roaming the halls of an apartment building I moved into several yrs. ago. Her name was Jane and she ruled the 4th floor where we both lived. I still miss her!