Last month I played at Wilfs with the incomparable drummer Ron Steen and pianist Joe Millward. It was my first time playing with Joe and definitely an experience I hope to repeat! I was able to record several of the songs we did and have posted them on Youtube. What a fun and musically fulfilling night this was!
K Bay—working title—is a song I wrote about Honaunau Bay in Kona. Two of my greatest loves are music and being outdoors. Honaunau Bay is an incredible place to snorkel. I found the area to be very mystical—partly because the way the light would beam down through the deep waters below me and partly because it is adjacent to a Hawaiian historical site called Pu’uhonua o Honaunau which is loosely translated “Place of Refuge.” It is a place where Hawaiians accused of a crime could basically exile themselves and escape punishment—which in ancient Hawaiian culture seemed to have typically been one of a few different brutal executions!
Parlor Music- a piece I wrote back in the spring of 2009 for my daughter. It begins with a short classical piece called Ständchen by Franz Schubert.