Most of the playlists I curate on Spotify contain tracks of guitar and plucked string instruments (including mountain and hammered dulcimers). However, since I’m connected to an outstanding international network of musicians who also curate their own playlists, I have made a special playlist of my favorite meditative pianists. Have a listen!! These instrumentals will… Continue reading Piano Meditations
I continue to update this autobiographical listening fest — not even up to the late 1970s yet, and I’m totally exhausted!!! I DID find a splendid cover of the Green Leaves of Summer by the incredible Wes Montgomery!!! Through Many Years and Many Influences (on Spotify)
When I was about 10 or 11 years of age, my mom took me to see the movie The Alamo. The soundtrack included a really powerful song called The Green Leaves of Summer This is my first experience (that I can remember, anyway) of being overwhelmed by the emotion of a piece of music. Goosebumps… Continue reading The Green Leaves of Summer
This is my first collaboration with the amazing Canadian acoustic guitarist Denis Turbide. It has a gentle, pulsating vibe as well as a kind of wistful yearning…..Thanks for listening!!!
I’m psyched to have my ambient electric dulcimer track Restful Mind included on this wonderful, peaceful playlist by the amazing Suzanne Doucet. I’ve been part of this anthology in a few previous years, and it is always such a joy to hear all the others!! This time around we really NEED this peace and anchoring…..
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6m5omBqEX7RkVCGF1F5qHc?si=-KJD8DMORBSRotpLOKLRAw This playlist on Spotify has a good sampling of my recent recordings of electric and acoustic dulcimer. Most of this music is extremely relaxing and soothing: great for winding down, chilling out, meditating, or even sleeping! If you like this playlist, I have some huge playlists on Spotify featuring some of the finest acoustic… Continue reading Relaxing Dulcimer Tunes
I’ve been curating this playlist on Spotify for a few years now, and it really is one of my favorites. It started out as a very dreamy and sleepy set of tunes, and has evolved into more of a sunrise cycle — a “greet the new day” kind of vibe….. Waking Up On Cloud Nine:… Continue reading Love This Playlist!
Here are some links to my brand-new single: Nine Bridges Lamentation at Apple Music Nine Bridges Lamentation at Spotify
This is a brand-new version of an original tune from about 1993. It is in the spirit of an Irish slow air, and it has strong modal flavoring throughout. The original recording was just solo acoustic mountain dulcimer….fingerpicking style and just some open string drone in spots. This new recording uses a few tracks of … Continue reading New Single Coming Soon!
I’m so psyched to have my brand new collaboration with Norwegian guitarist Tommy Berre LIVE on all the major streaming platforms!! Tommy added some soulful, expressive nylon-string guitar to my foundation of electric dulcimer:
For the last 4 or 5 months, I’ve been spending more and more time gradually building quality playlists of relaxing and meditative instrumental music on Spotify. Thanks to this platform’s Spotify For Artists program, I’ve had some success in networking with other musicians who are also building great playlists. Here I want to introduce you… Continue reading Spotify Playlists
Here is a playlist on Spotify that I’ve been slowly building for a while. It has some great acoustic guitarists, like Vin Downes, Lance Allen, Michelle Qureshi, Tommy Berre, Al Petteway, and many more, but there are also some players of Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Chapman Stick, and Harp. Many of these tunes have strong… Continue reading Relaxing Acoustic Instrumentals