On Friday, Feb. 23rd, I have the honor of sharing a night of music with Robin Holcomb (one of my biggest musical influences) in Los Angeles. We’ll be doing an intimate house concert along with up-and-coming songwriter, Mildred. The house is in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and starts at 8 pm. If you want to go, rsvp and get the address by emailing the host at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, I have a new single out on all the major streaming services online. It’s called Love Song From a Montana Boy to a Wyoming Girl He Saw Once Forever. It features my friend from Senegal, Thione Diop, on the talking drum.
Here are the links… Please share on social media and add to your playlists if you’re so inclined.
There’s an assignment that we often miss as teachers. And it’s one that always makes our jobs way easier – maybe easier than anything we could have students do. Over time it simply transforms our students’ musical experiences and their abilities.
Students should be asked to listen to music each time we see them. It can be done in casual conversations about what they’ve been listening to (or what we’ve been listening to), to more precise assignments based on what you’re working on in lessons.
This is a piece I wrote a while back that never was recorded – just played live a lot with various instrumentation. My favorite was when Aiko Shimada and I would do this one as a duet. She would sing the melody and it was amazing. If you haven’t heard her music, go listen to her records today!
I was made aware by Facebook this morning that my music page has reached 500 followers. As many of you know I’m not a big Facebook or hype person, but I really appreciate that people have taken the time to find and like the page.
To say “thank you”, I wanted to give a sneak-peak to an album I’ve been working on for many years. In the form of a free download or stream to a song…
Photo: Carrie Robinson Katie Jacobson, Anna Freedman and Flora McGill listening to Paul Kimble say funny (or not funny) things through the headphones