Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. There have been so many things going on that I have not had a chance to do much documenting and in this modern age of immediate connectivity I suppose the fact that my dog and my husband are the only ones who know the full story on my professional life is not a good sign!
The CD—Place of Refuge
After nearly a year of work, my first solo CD project is finished and available. I am SO pleased with the outcome and grateful to have had the artistic contributions of some folks I really admire—including Puck Fair’s Brian Dunning (flutes/pennywhistles), Joy Kills Sorrow’s Jacob Jolliff (Mandolin), Kung Fu Bakery’s Tim Ellis (guitar), Pink Martini’s Phil Baker (bass), extraordinary session drummer Mike Snyder (percussion), and Ark Music’s Jeff Johnson (pianist/producer). The process began with a series of compositions inspired by my love of travel. The finished album takes listeners on a journey from Patagonia to the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the bustling streets of Tokyo and beyond. You can sample the album on both Itunes & CD Baby and stay tuned for “official” CD release concerts this Fall.
Destination Weddings–Effesenden Music says Aloha!
For those of you who don’t know about my alter ego, I founded a company in 2002 called Effesenden Music which performs customized arrangements of popular music for weddings and events. Last month, our string quartet had the privilege of performing for an exquisitely beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the iconic Haiku Mill in Maui. I was joined by three wonderful string players and friends: Noelle Sisk, Nelly Kovalev & Trevor Fitzpatrick and our repertoire ranged from Bach to KISS! The bride was stunning in a delicate pink gown and our cocktail hour music was only interrupted once by a falling mango. Now that’s an unusual job liability!
In a few short weeks I’ll be heading to the gorgeous Orcas Island located in Washington’s San Juan Island chain for KindlingsFest 2012 an exciting arts conference with a spiritual bent. I’ll be performing with my friend and musical colleague Jeff Johnson for morning gatherings.
I promise to stay in touch better. Thank you so much for your interest in my music and I hope that you’ll stop by often as there are so many exciting things in the works! Until then, have a wonderful summer!