Monday, November 16, 2009

My Weekend

Sometimes I often wonder if time is in a vacuum. I spent a lot of energy getting ready for this past weekend. It came barreling towards us, we performed and then it was gone and now its another Manic Monday....

First of all, Saturday blew in with the arrival of Scarlet Rivera and Jeff Oster. We all met up with Dj Thornton, KSBR Morning Breeze Host, down at the Ocean Institute and boarded the "Spirit of Dana Point" Tall ship. Jeff brought his flugel horn and I brought my flutes.

This was the make up Schmooze Cruise that was supposed to happen over Labor Day Weekend..but the harbor was congested!

Then Sunday Morning came, I had all my gear loaded into the car.. mixer, keyboard stand, mic stand.. everything! I drove to the airport to pick up Lars Hidde. It was so cool to rehearse with him and work with him. He is such a pro.

Then 3pm came really fast. We packed up our stuffas.. and drove to Soul at Home In between of all the craziness of setting up, sound checks.. etc , etc etc... I was interviewed by DJ Thornton for a documentary she is making of me. Sonya Bangston manned the camera.

People started streaming in about 5pm.. and more came as time went on. I am sure we had about 30 people there. Was a nice crowd for the small room we were in.

The concert started with my set. My hearing was so bad ( Claritin wore off) that I chose to go completely acoustic since the room was already "LIVE" enough. Adding more sound was causing me to be confused because of my hearing. Sometimes my deaf ear frustrates me! Then Jeff Oster and Lars did their set. They asked me to play on several of the tracks... talk about stretching a person's abilities. It was a good thing for me.

During the day on Sunday, Ed Bonk of Lazz Promotions called me to tell me that TRILLIUM is yet again number one on the ZoneMusicReporter charts. This is 3 months in a row! July I zoomed in there at the number 2 spot, and then we've been holding our own since then.

I say "our" with a measure of pride. Thanks to Will, Corin and everyone that worked on the album. Its quite a blessing to know that so many appreciate the music and they are supporting my efforts! Special thanks to Ed Bonk ( Lazz Promotions) and Chris Franz ( Razing Kane Entertainment)

I am sure there is way More to Come...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Soul at Home Concert, Sunday November 15, 2009 5pm -7pm

This weekend is going to be a bit crazy for me! Not complaining tho because it will be a musical weekend for me. I always enjoy that when I can perform and especially performing with my friends. Each one is a blessing. They add to my music.. I wish I could go on tour with them all. I think we would have a GRAND time. I am sure that might happen sometime.. BUT for now, we can enjoy a concert this Sunday evening.

Click on the link for more information! We would LOVE to have you come and join us!

Soul At Home Concert

More to come..

Monday, November 9, 2009

Echoes Living Room Concert Broadcast

Pianist Kori Linae Carothers is joined by Windham Hill founder and guitarist Will Ackerman and flugelhornist Jeff Oster in an intimate performance of original chamber works from her CD, Trillium.

I hope you all can tune in!

More to come...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Music Review.. and a few thoughts...

Many people are enjoying the album.. I am pleased to say! Here is a link for you to read the review. Review

I also had a interesting conversation this morning with Stephen Arnold music. These guys recorded two songs of mine when I was 15. They are now a full service licensing and production company. I called them today and told them that when I recorded so long ago, it fueled my desire to become a musician... and here I am a few years later doing what I love to do! I gave "Chad" the link to Zone Music Reporter's website to show him where I have come since then. He was pleased that I called them. He forwarded my info on to Stephen Arnold. It would be fun to chat with him as well.

Stephen Arnold Music

I found my 1/4" reel tape that the music is on, and so I am in the process of getting it transferred to digital format so I can share what I sounded like at 15. Mind you, I was a kid and I recorded a "Pop" style song entitled THE LONELY ROAD that I wrote with a friend of mine Tammy Leishman, from my Minnesota days. I wrote the song, she wrote the lyrics. I also recorded an instrumental piece as well.

I remember when I recorded there, it took me weeks to come down from my cloud. In fact I think the feelings I had afterwards stayed within me even now, I remember the feelings, the nervousness, even the smell of the studio. It had this vanilla jergens scent all throughout the studio.

Thats all for now..

More to come...