Hi everyone! The text of the story is below the images. This which came out in the current issue of the Folk Harp Journal. They asked me to write a story about our road tours, (during a road tour) so it was easy and fun to do. I hope this gives you an idea of what our life is like when we are on the road. I have posted many videos on this blog of our actual tours, and this is what what happens behind those scenes.
A fall trip driving to Seattle, a stop in Ashland for a Mosaic conference, a visit to an organic farm, a Seattle harp conference at Dusty Strings. Concert footage with fellow musicians, Aryeh Frankurter, Kim Robertson, Patrick Ball, Erik Ask-Upmark, Beth Kolle, Laurie Riley, Molly Bauckham, Kate Power. Special thanks to Sue and Ray Mooers for hosting us all for such a great event. And the best party I’ve been to in a long time!
We love doing house concerts, and we love hosting house concerts. The nice thing about hosting is we get to sit in with the performers. Here we are with David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky. Two wonderful musicians who tour just like us in similar venues. They are so loved by the folk music community and its easy to see why.
Here is its! a collection of images from our recent tour to the East Coast and back. Aryeh and I are narrating over the images. There’s no way to capture all the adventures we had, and I even missed including a concert or two, but you get the idea. It was a very successful tour, but a lot of hard work as we did every aspect of it on our own. It’s a new world out there for musicians and artists. Do it yourself is the new way of doing things. I will be writing a book soon about how to create your own tour and be successful on the road. So look for that soon!
did a little visit to a PBS station to promote a series of concerts.
Aryeh and I played “Morning Star”.. An original piece of music I wrote for a Windham Hill Christmas record. It’s one of Aryeh’s favorites, he is playing Swedish Nyckelharpa.
Here is the latest video from our recent Hawaii tour. We were there for two weeks and enjoyed many wonderful shows and visits with friends old and new.
This is a video montage of some of my favorite moments.
We recently toured Alaska and Washington, it was a lovely trip with successful shows. We visited schools and drove many miles of beautiful scenery. It’s hard to describe in words what it is like. So here it is in images and music.
I have been having a wonderful summer with so many exciting events, I have so much footage but no time to edit it!
This one features Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp. It was my first time there. Not long ago I was doing a concert in Oakland, and an important person was in the audience. She heard me talk about my traveling harps, and thought it would be perfect for the Camp that she runs. It’s for kids of all ages to come and learn various arts and musical styles and instruments. I was happy to do it and had a wonderful time. I met many new friends and kindred spirits and learned that I actually love to teach! I have done a lot of workshops in the past, but this was every day four classes, about half the people were younger kids around eight years old.
I had so much fun every minute. I hope I can make a tradition of it.
Here is the video that gives an idea what it is like. I feel like I barely scratched the surface of what all goes on there, but you get the vibe from here.
A recent trip to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. I went to check out how they do their video presentations as I will be doing something similar for a museum in Tainan, Taiwan. It was a wonderful experience that I recommend to everyone. You can visit their site at http://www.TheMim.org