Happy new year to all of you!
2013 is shaping up to be a good one for me and I’m excited to share with you some music which I’ve been working on as well as some new projects which will unfold in the coming months.
I just released my first solo harp album. The Ostinato Project is a series of seven original compositions and one cover aiming to utilize both of my hands as individual voices. An exploration and celebration of my instrument, these works are focused on texture and color and I hope you’ll take from them what you will and enjoy.
I seem to have been in the studio a lot recently, having just recorded a track on the grammy awards winning banjo player, Tony Trishka’s new record and Mike Barnett’s (Of the Deadly Gentlemen and the David Grisman Quintet) debut album. And in a couple of weeks I’ll start recording my second Adventure Music album with Swedish producer Roger Tallroth (Of Vasen fame) along with bassist Aidan O’ Donnell and fiddler Duncan Wickel. Roger is one of my musical heroes and I’m thrilled to get a chance to work closely with him.
I’m headed back to Scotland right now to play a couple duo shows with the fantastic percussive dancer Nic Gareiss at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. I’ll leave you with a little video of the two of us performing at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley CA last August.