I started studying flute at 12, after being told definitively to give up the violin. (Our dogs loved to sing along a little too much…) Almost immediately I started jamming to my sister Sana’s guitar/vocal tunes, improvising naturally. We played locally and had the good fortune of performing at the Village Gate when I was 15 at the end of a women’s march. Since then I have been in and out of musical explorations, including a stint at Berklee College of Music. From ’87 to ’94 I lived and gigged in Crested Butte, Colorado after which I moved to Santa Fe, my happy home, where I continue to live with my husband Thom and work as a WordPress web designer.
Friday evening will be sweet on Canyon Road as the galleries participate in a Holiday Block pARTy. Jim Harlan and I will play Americana tunes at Winterowd Fine Art from 4:15 – 6:45 PM. Come do an Art Walk with Farolitos and Bonfires.
Where: Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM 87501
I played with Chris Harrell at a very fun Savor Eldorado event. I sat in with him at Upper Crust a couple times and had a ton of fun. Everybody loves Chris’s spirit and huge repertoire of Americana and originals. I’ve asked him to do a set of his Santa Fe/Lamy/Eldorado tunes.
A fun music weekend in Eldorado! This Friday, 11/2 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm I will jam to some Americana tunes and originals at the Upper Crust in Eldorado with Jim Harlan who is a very talented and fun singer/songwriter/guitarist. You can hear a sample of our music here. On Saturday at 7 pm Chris Harrell is producing a James Taylor tribute show at the Performance Space at La Tienda Eldorado. I’ll be playing on some of my favorites, along with local players and singers. Very fun. Sunday I’ll be part of the audience for local youth musicians at 1:30 at the Performance Space. Lisa Carman has taught many of our adult and young musicians. She’s back visiting from her recent move to Bozeman MT. Her adult students will perform at 5pm Sunday. I would like to expand Savor Eldorado from the “sea of silver” out here on the “white res”, to younger and older elder musicians and artists, so Sunday I’m scouting for young talent. I would also like to get a county van to pick up elders who don’t drive and bring them to Savor events. All ideas are welcome.
Sunday 9/23. First things first. I am having a blast with Savor Eldorado,where neighbors enjoy local music, art & each other, in private homes every month. Please RSVP here to get more information and join us this Sunday on 9/23 from 3 – 6 pm at Susan Latham’s home. Tracy Weaver will play guitar and Rachel Arvio will show and sell her lovely jewelry. The raffle will give away a $100 Visa gift card, a $25 gift certificate to Upper Crust, and a pair of Rachel’s earrings. If you are interested in these events, please sign up for the Savor Eldorado Newsletter. I may not use my flute gig notification list to announce this every month.
Friday 11/2. Playing with Jim Harlan at Upper Crust Pizza in Eldorado, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. More info soon.
Saturday 11/3. This is early notice but save the date for a James Taylor tribute evening with many singers and players at the Performance Space in Eldorado on November 3.
Yesterday, after noticing my shadow while singing and riding my ebike, I spontaneously held up my iPhone and recorded my floating shadow and a bit of JT. I love to sing (so to speak) while I ride and probably shouldn’t expose it here but friends are loving it on Facebook and the joy of biking is something to share!
In my ongoing journey of musical self-discovery I am veering in another direction for gigging. I have explored jazz, Americana and pure improv and now am moving towards the genre of singer/songwriter collaboration. I have done this before but never with someone who loves to jam. I enjoy singing harmonies and improvising. I love songs that leave people uplifted. So I’m calling out to the universe for an uplifting singer/songwriter who would like to jam with flute and add vocal harmonies. Guitar or piano are fine. IS THAT YOU? Do you know someone? Contact me!
Recently I was asked to record a flute track on my friend Julie Cunningham’s original piece “Realize”. To show her my idea, I used an app on my iPhone (Hokusai) and sent the flute track to her. Amazingly, they are mixing that iPhone recording onto a CD!
Here is an almost final version:
Separate flute track:
I had so much fun doing this at home, that I have now purchased everything I need, including Pro Tools, to start creating professional flute tracks for other people’s music. Recently I had an onsite training session with Bill Palmer of Frogville Studio. He got me set up to produce professional level flute tracks. I am ready to go! If your song needs flute, call me! 505-920-2256
Pianist Joseph Salack and I enjoyed playing at a house concert in Eldorado on Sunday August 26 from 6 to 9 pm. Savor Eldorado is an organization promoting the sharing of local art and music. In the last year I’ve been asking for inspiration about how to give back to my community after working as a web designer (and lately playing music) in Eldorado, since 2001. Gila Joy Pascale has worked very hard at Savor and as she is taking a break, I am gladly jumping in. The Savor Eldorado website was my first fun task as well as organizing and performing at this first Savor event for year. Artistically we were blessed by a display of Jennifer Moore’s elegant scarves & shawls as well Maggie Mae Beyeler’s ceramic work, all available for sale at the event.
We raffled off a number of items including a $100 Visa gift card and a $25 gift card for Utopia, donated by Destiny Alison. Every (suggested) $5 donation was eligible to a raffle ticket. We earned enough for the music, the next $100 Visa gift card, and reimbursements for supplies and hosting fees. YAY!
Harpist/singer Carol Calvert and I (we call ourselves Shimmer) had a sweet experience playing with Joseph Salack on upright bass at the Everyday Center for Spiritual Living on 8/5. What a great service! They truly are “a loving, inclusive, omni-denominational community where we empower each other to live Joy-filled lives EVERY day.” Their celebration is offered every Sunday in the beautiful and acoustically awesome Rivera Chapel of Light located at 417 E. Rodeo Road, SF 87505 .
Here is an Enya tune we did:
What fun to have upright bass! Joseph Salack is the music director for ECSL and kindly jumped in to play with us.
Thanks to all our peeps who came. What a sweet surprise you were. Wasn’t it fun??
Here’s a clip from that night. Sunny Side of the Street:
Will you be in town Friday, July 20? If so, stop by Winterowd Fine Art at 701 Canyon Road between 5 and 7pm. You will be able to meet the wonderful artists represented by Karla Winterowd, during a Group Exhibition called Force of Nature. Jim Harlan will accompany me on guitar. He’s so fun!
About the clip below: A few musical friends camped out on a cool night at Ghost Ranch in May ’18. Ilan Shamir patiently held an iPhone for this video of me and Jim Harlan until we noticed that Ilan was falling asleep which was hysterical! This tune is a mash-up of House of the Rising Sun with lyrics from Amazing Grace. The white square in the middle is a solar light. The flickering light is our campfire. Such a fun night!
FYI, on the off chance that you’ll be downtown this Sunday 9/2, Jim and I will serenade the artists and visitors at the Santa Fe Society of Artists show just off the plaza, from 2-4pm.