Got Flute? Session Flute Tracks

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

Savor Eldorado 8/26/2018

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!

Shimmering at ECSL

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.

Farmer’s Market 6/10 & 6/20

Hope Kiah playing flute at the Farmer's market
Jonas Skardis happened by with his camera and kindly sent us this picture.

Vinnie and I played at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 10 again on Tuesday, June 20. There’s nothing like this amazing market in Santa Fe. So worth a visit, if just for the experience. I especially love the adorable children who respond to the music, like Cedar, above. His smile was irresistible and his dancing too! In case you haven’t checked it out, the market food is amazing, as are the people. I laughed at one guy with a T-Shirt that said “Life is too short to be a vegetarian.” My body strongly agrees. The locally sourced sausage breakfast burritos sold there are awesome…

Lizard Tail Open Mic

Another new open mic. (It was so fun playing with Dave Bedini last Thursday at Molly’s in Tijeras!)

Dave Wilt and Dave Bedini are the hosts for Monday nights at the Lizard Tail. It’s an encouraging atmosphere for folks to try out their material, meet new people, have a beer, or jam with others.

There’s always a bass in the house, you can choose to perform alone, in small groups, or to invite someone to join you. All styles are welcome.

We’ve been carrying on every Monday for over a year, and we’re still going strong. The owners of the Lizard Tail, Ken and Dan, are good guys and music fans. They also brew all the beer, and it is really good. Wine and some sodas are also available.

A fun musical clip

My dear friend Carol Calvert kindly took this clip at Second Street Brewery on 5/7/17, when I played with Harmonica Mike Handler’s Blues Review for the annual Crawfish Boil. Vin Kelley’s awesome vocal rendition of “Still Got the Blues For You” didn’t make it into the clip, but trust me, he was great. We really had fun that day. Mike played the cajon and harmonica simultaneously, and Larry Diaz played bass.

Introducing Shimmer

Harpist/vocalist Carol Calvert and I played regularly for the Antioch service at the Loretto Chapel for years and we’re now expanding beyond religious venues. Carol’s voice is truly angelic and quite flutey. (Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish her voice from the flute.) Our inspiring spiritual pieces are perfect for services, events and dining environments. Contact me for booking.

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Carol Calvert and Hope playing Ubi Caritas at the Loretto Chapel in 2016