Monday, December 13, 2010

My thoughts within...

I have been writing so much music lately... I can hardly keep up with all the thoughts my soul keeps wanting to express musically.

I have been going through some extraordinary changes the last 4 or 5 years. My thoughts, dreams, persona are being re-written. There are so many more truths within myself, that I did not wish to take a look at before and allowing myself to look at now.

I happened upon this quote by Helen Keller:

"What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me."

As the year comes to a close, I look back at where I was and look at where I am now. I find that I am quite happy with who I am becoming. I am still learning, and I hope that I do not stop learning and growing. I am still "becoming".

I look forward to sharing the new musical thoughts with you!

Peace In Music...


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy November...and my Thanks...

I love Fall it is my favorite time of year. I suppose it means the year is winding down, and the new year is on its way. I don't like to wish away the time.. as it has been going entirely too fast.

The above picture was taken at Imaginary Road Studios this Fall. I was in Boston learning how to play the Lyricon and took some time to go to Vermont for a few days. The colors here in SoCal are not near as intense.

I am moving along on the Lyricon. It is a very different instrument than I am used to. However, I am determined, and I will work at it every day. I will keep you all posted.

I am thankful for many things, since Thanksgiving is around the corner I always like to make a list of things I am thankful that I add during the coming year. So here are just a few things I am thankful for:

My friends. Thank you for sticking with me, for listening for being there when I have not been at my best. I have not met so many kindred spirits in all of my life until lately. I find myself surrounded by wonderful people. I thank you for being in my life.

My family. I am thankful for their support!

Music... my muse wakes me up all the time now because I have so much to say musically. The opportunity to learn new things to stretch myself as a musician is a good thing for me. I am happy with all of it. Hard work, but I am not afraid of hard work.

More to come...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Feeling the Zone...

Tonight I performed my monthly gig at Tushita Heaven. Each performance is different in that we have people that come and go. The attendance is always interesting to me who comes to the concerts regularly or the random person that drops in.

I was in the zone tonight. I felt the music deep inside my heart.. and it felt good to express musically what I was thinking.

Tonight was funny.. in that I thought of very random things while performing and would talk about it. What a great connection. I really enjoy interacting with everyone.. EVEN when I mess up or trip over my words.. or snort when I am playing! Yes... It got that silly.

What amazes me the most, is the ability to open up and perform to connect with everyone one on such a spiritual level.. I really enjoy that.

Thank you all for coming out, what a blessing it is to have your support!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Interesting Observations...

The last few days, I've been reading some reviews, going back to my electronic roots with some musical tunes.

Its an observation, that most of the people that bought "The Journey" really liked it. Of course as my 2nd album, that I produced, recorded myself makes it very hard for me to go back and listen to it.. as I hear all the flaws. I have had a few fans emailing me, telling me they would love for me to release an album unlike what I did with "Trillium". I had always wanted to create an instrumental album with the instruments that "Trillium" has. That is why I chose to go the route I did with my 3rd album.

I have been thinking about returning to my electronic elements for the forthcoming album. I have so many styles that I want to experiment with. I love the rhythms from the alternative genres... as well as rock... I have been contemplating about the next release.

I don't want to get "stuck" in one sound. I want to do so much more. I have so much in my head. I know I won't please everyone. I understand that everyone has a sound that touches their spirit. So I am not offended that not everyone liked "Trillium". I had a chance to work with legendary guitarist Will Ackerman, and I took it. What came out of it for me, was a leap in my writing capabilities. When creating an album, it takes and enormous amount of time. At least for me. "Trillium" took me 3 years from start to finish.

I am quite certain the new album will take some time. I don't want to rush myself. I am not even sure I will release clips.

So there is much to observe and consider. This is where I am at.

More to come...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tushita Heaven..

Tushita Heaven is a great place to be on Friday nights. Why? Because you can come and sit for 2 hours while musicians like myself perform for no cost. You can come into the store and enjoy the ambiance there while music weaves around the store. Then if you get a little hungry, you can find some light refreshments tempting you with the tastes of cheese, chocolate, fresh strawberries, green tea, and other things to help with you palate.

Last night was one of those nights where you couldn't plan the music and people. I was there performing.. but what struck me was the beauty of the store and so many people were in the store. The spirit I felt from everyone was something I won't soon forget. Everyone's inner beauty was shining so brightly, the whole feeling encouraged me to write music on the spot.

DJ Thornton was our host (KSBR Morning Breeze Radio show hostess). It was a good night. My thanks to everyone that organizes and brings these concerts to you.

Peace in Music...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I am basking in the afterglow of the performance in Dana Point. I stayed in San Clemente from Thursday evening till Monday morning. Most of us were at the rehearsal on Thursday evening. Which went really well. Dov and I did more rehearsing on Friday morning. All of these guys are characters in their own right. Was fun seeing each one's personality blend in with the synergy that was going on.

Saturday's rehearsal was so incredible. It was hard to concentrate because I was listening to what everyone was doing on my music, and I really need to pay more attention!!

The whole weekend was a blur of music, eating, talking, silliness, friendship, synergy, stress, patience, blonde moments, cooking Om-letes, watching the sunset, reading, learning, re-learning, forgetting.. etc!! I could go on.

Highlight of the weekend:

During Jeff Oster's set, playing the Improv Jam in A minor, I cut myself loose on the piano.. and when I looked up everyone on stage was looking at me and smiling at me... lol. I was like " uh oh.. what did I do wrong?" LOL... and when I looked at them.. they all smiled back at me and nodded in encouragement. I still think about that and still wonder about it.. maybe I was out of tune! hahah.

Working with Scott August, Dov, John Luttrell, Jeff Oster as well as our back up Bass player Robert Murray and drummer Russ Sedat, was a trip. The synergy with all of us was excellent. It was an honor to be on stage with all of them.

Oh yes.. and I had the in-ear monitoring system with me this year. WHAT a huge difference. SOUND crew.. you rock.. thank you very much for your willingness to work with me on making the mix sound good in my ears so that I could hear myself.

Deej did a fantastic job of putting it all together. Deej.. you should be VERY proud of what you were able to accomplish!

Room for Improvement:

pffft... always room for improvement. I think the most problematic thing for me was making sure I had the synths/keys I was using in everyone's set written down!!!! I had some of them written in.. but some of them I did not.. so I was not happy with myself about that. ALSO.. if I use the Korg again for the Schmooze.. I need to have a folder on the hard drive with all the songs with the sounds programmed in. I should have taken the time to do that. Making a mental note to myself of to make sure to write down everything I do, etc etc etc.

In Ear monitoring is so different sounding than the actual mix. Making mental notes to remember that and not be so hard on myself.

Korg's bi polar pedal settings!!!! I had to keep resetting the global settings to make sure the pedal was the opposite setting of its default settings.

Overall Ruminations:

I loved every minute of the concert. It went by like a blur..because we all were having such a GREAT time. I look forward to more performances.

More to come...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Schmooze...

I want to extend and invitation to everyone wherever you are, and come to SoCal for a very rare opportunity to see Scott August, Me, Dov, John Luttrell and Jeff Oster in concert. We have been having a great time rehearsing and enjoying each others music. Paul Carter of San Clemente Surf Boards will be auctioning some excellent pieces of art work!! Paul Carter

There are several things you can do.

1. The Schmooze VIP cruise on the Ocean R/V Explorer you get to hang with the us the musicians. OR

2. The Dinner/Concert at The Dana Marina Harbor. What A Dish, Mahi, Two Guys Grilling and French 75 will be providing the food and drink.

OR You can do both. The money raised from ticket sales goes to KSBR 88.5 Radio. So please come and join us Sunday September 5th, 2010. For tickets and more information go here:


Rehearsal photos:

Photos courtesy of Dj Thornton,host of KSBR The Morning Breeze program.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Prep and Rehearsal...

Getting psyched for the KSBR Morning Breeze Schmooze on September 5th. I will be performing with Scott August, Dov, John Luttrell and Jeff Oster. Bass player Rob Murray and drummer Russ Sedat will join the fray!

These guys are all great musicians. I enjoy each of them. They all have a unique musical voice and so I am so pleased to be rehearsing with them and getting to know a few of them better.

Morning Breeze hostess Dj ( Deej ) Thornton is doing a fantabular job putting this event together.

There are photos of the rehearsals up on Facebook.

If you live in the Southern Cali area or if you just need to visit California, I'd like to invite you here to be a part of the SCHMOOZE. Just click on SCHMOOZE and it will take you to the KSBR information page. The Ocean Institute will be taking us on a cruise for VIP cruisers.

Wishing you all a spectacular summer!

More to come...

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Summer is in full swing here in SoCal. Even tho the weather is being very mild, I don't mind so much. I am sure in August, September and October we will get the heat that is our Indian Summer.. or "Secret Summer" as some of the local surfers/beach combers coin the term here.

I was hoping to go to Northern California this summer to perform, but I need to slow down. My health needs to be my first priority.. and so I am taking it easy for now. No I am not sick or anything terminal. I am listening to what my body is telling me, and that is to slow down. In the fall I am sure I will be working to book some shows up in Sacramento/San Francisco area.

I am in the middle of outlining the next album(s). I have SO much new music floating around in my head. I think I am a little shocked at the amount. After releasing "Trillium" I felt that perhaps that I would be empty of anything musical. I was completely wrong. I have so much acoustic and electronic sounds floating around, sometimes its very frustrating because I want it all out TODAY! lol. BUT I know that this will take time as it did with the previous albums.

For now, I hope you will go to my website and you can download 3 songs for free. These are mixes that did not make it on Trillium.

Free Downloads

These are gifts to you as my thanks for reading, writing to me and sharing my music with your friends.

Also, when you d/l a digital copy of TRILLIUM, you can get a PDF booklet of the album liner notes! Pretty cool, eh? I thought so too.

I hope to go camping in August, and then there is the KSBR 88.5 Morning Breeze Schmooze on Sunday September 5, 2010. More info here: Morning Breeze Schmooze

I will also be at Tushita Heaven on Friday August 6, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm. This is a free concert. I enjoy giving my time to the community and performing.

Enjoy your summer!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Judging Mrs. Utah America

I had the very fun opportunity to be a judge for the Mrs. Utah America Pageant. HOW did I get to do this? I happen to know Diane Ritter that is the Director for both the Mrs. Arizona and Mrs. Utah America Pageants. Last year, I sent 50 of my TRILLIUM albums to the contestants of the Mrs. America Pageant. So she asked me if I would consider being a judge. I of course said yes.

So, I packed up my car and my daughter Claire and we drove to Utah Thurs, stayed with my parents in St. George. Drove up Friday in the early morning and got to the Marriott Hotel. I also had the excellent opportunity on Friday to meet Kurt Bestor for the very first time. He is an excellent musician, and a great guy as well. We just had fun chatting "Live".. if you will. For 4 years we had talked on the phone, and through the internet.. and we were finally able to connect.

Claire is my personal assistant! She really helped me a lot tonight when going to the pageant. I think I would have lost my mind had she not been with me. We've really enjoyed one another on this trip as well. She is so smart and funny. Everyone that has met her has said that she is cool.. and she really is.

I met some fabulous people, all very successful in what they do.

All of the contestants were beautiful, poised and intelligent. It was NOT an easy job to choose who should be Mrs. Utah America. I wished all of them could win.. but there can only be one. I really enjoyed interviewing each woman, all were easy to talk with and I enjoyed the conversations we had. ( We were on a time limit of 5 minutes! lol)

Mrs. Utah County, Ashalon Goodrich won the title. I could not believe the Evening Gowns!!!

What was REALLY surprising was my publicist Chris Franz sings like Frank Sinatra. The man can sing!

Just some fun stuff... more to come...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer 2010

It is already June. How did the months fly by so quickly and eagerly? I do not know. I am in the midst of planning more concerts in California. Will keep you posted as the dates come.

Just FYI, every 1st Friday evening of the month, I perform at Tushita Heaven from 7pm - 9pm. If you live in the Southern California area, I invite you to come and enjoy some music, light refreshments and conversation. Always its a joy to meet so many of you that have come out to support the community and music. Tushita Heaven

I went to Boston, Vermont and New Jersey with a drive into NYC. I really enjoyed my trip. I went to Worcester for a radio interview, and that was fun. Karen Mungal interviewed me for the second time and I really enjoyed that! I visited friends in Vermont, visited friends in Jersey.. and she drove me into NYC. I must say I fell in love with the Big Apple. Next time I visit NYC, I'd like to go into the Stock Exchange for a visit. I for sure would like to drive into Pennsylvania.

Summer is a fun time for me, kids are out of school... and then we swim, go to the beach, and of course I need to get my rehearsal and composing time in there somewhere!

The KSBR Schmooze is coming up again over the Labor Day weekend. IF you are coming out to SoCal, or you live here.. I would encourage you to put this date on your calendars: September 5, 2010. I invite you to listen online for more information here on Saturdays from 5am Pacific to 9am P and Sundays 5am Pacific to 12Noon Pacific: Listen to KSBR

More to come...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tushita Heaven Friday April 30th, 2010

Friday April 30th, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm, I will be returning to perform at Tushita Heaven. Always a fun place to come and hang out with one another. I enjoy the karma there, the people and of course, thanks to Dj and Dawn for putting it together. Special thanks for those of you that come out and support all the musicians that perform here!

More to come...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Schedule for April and June, Interesting Website Info

The next few concerts are:

Friday April 30th, 2010 @ Tushita Heaven in San Juan Capistrano from 7pm - 9pm

Sunday May 16th, 2010 @ WICN, Worcester MA, 6pm - 7pm. Live Radio Concert in WICN's studio. People can attend there, so bring your friends if you are in the New England area. Address and info are found here:

50 Portland Street
Worcester, MA 01608

WICN Worcester MA

My website is under some construction. In the next few weeks, you will be seeing new Media Gallery showing up. This will include new media player, for audio, video and photos. On the front page, you can vote at Indepedent Musician Awards for my music. The awards will be announced in June/July time frame. So if you wish, come on by and vote!

More to come...


Friday, April 9, 2010

Segment from Today's Showcase Minnesota!

This morning started out in a flurry of action. I got up at 6am central time, 7am makeup/hair artist came and did HD make up for the TV appearance. Drove with my friend Kathleen to KARE 11 and did 3 teasers throughout the show. It was REALLY cool. Then hung out in the green room with my friend Kathleen and Lacey the make up artist. Kathleen is a long time friend of mine. Having her there with me was SO awesome. Rob Hudson came in the room ( Showcase Minnesota Host, there are two of them Corbin Seitz and Rob Hudson). Everyone made me feel at home. LIVE TV is very different from being on radio. Normally I wear my Pajamas or sweats when I am on Radio! This was a bit more dressed up for me. Lacey O'Sullivan did a fab job on hair and make up! My thanks... ( needs to get this make up off sometime soon..)

I felt VERY comfortable, played without my shoes on, and man it was cool!

Showcase Minnesota Clip

I hope you can come by and watch!

More to come...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

May 23rd, Sounds of Sunday Evening

On Sunday May 23rd, I hope you will join us via online, or at WICN 90.5 FM Radio or live in studio for a concert I will be giving. Hosted by Karen Mungal. The station is in Worcester, MA. If you live in the New England area, I would love to meet you!

WICN 90.5 FM

More info, and time(s) to come keep watch here and on WICN's website.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Showcase Minnesota

I will have the unique opportunity to be on the television morning program of Showcase Minnesota on Friday April 9th. It is KARE Channel 11 in Minneapolis. Its an NBC affiliate, and that will be fun! It is on from 10am - 11am.

I invite you to tune in.

More to come...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Forthcoming Events...

March is kind of crazy. I have had several concerts, at Tushita Heaven, online and my next concert is in San Diego with my good friend Scarlet Rivera. On Sunday March 14th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm @ Piano SD, 1233 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.

Piano Expressions Concert Kori Linae Carothers and Scarlet Rivera

We hope that you can come and join us that day to enjoy a music filled afternoon. We would love to meet and chat with you!

On Sunday March 21st, come on out to the Morning Breeze Cruise at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. We leave at 10am and its sure to be a wonderful experience. Scott August and I will have our flutes with us and we hope that we can entice some of the ocean's creatures to come up and play with us! For more information click here:
KSBR Morning Breeze Cruise Information

April 10th, I will be performing at the Logan House Concert Series in Minnesota at 7pm. I will be performing solo piano from all of my albums. I hope that if you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region you will come out for that! For More info click here:

Logan House Concert Series April 10th

More to come...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dear T Bone...

Dear T Bone...

You saw my music, you played and gave your all. It was an honor working with you. I love you for it, I will miss you.. and THANK you...

You will be missed...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Radio Magico...

This review was written by a guy name Serge Kozlovsky. Truly we live in a time where the world is small afterall. He lives in Belarus! I have a funny story to tell about this review...

I sent Serge my album... twice. A few days ago I picked up my mail and I received this funny folder sized packet from the US Postal Service in LA... from the LA Network Distribution Center Claims and Injury... now you gotta know what I was thinking? WTF? What is going on? WHAT is this? I open it.. and there is a battered black folder ( which I send all of my press kits in) and it had NO CD in it. Someone decided they needed it more than Serge. Whats really "Hilarious" is the letter that came with it...

Dear Postal Customer:

The enclosed has been damaged in handling in the U.S. Postal Service
( you mean we are sorry someone STOLE your CD and we can't recover it for you.. you are SOL!! )

I could post the rest of the letter, but THAT will be for another time. Here is the link to the review.. I hope you enjoy!

Radio Magico Review by Serge Kozlovsky

More to Come...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Recordings 2009

It is 3:04 am. Solitude for me. Time my muse wakes me up so that I can work. I am listening to the new music I am working on. Thinking I need to re-record what I have done. Perfectionist that I am. I wish I could type all the thoughts and things going through my head right now. I think mostly I am a bit stunned that TRILLIUM made the top 100 Recordings for 2009, at number one, according to ZMR. (Zone Music Reporter). Many wonderful musicians are with me on this chart. Thanks for all the well wishes, the good karma I feel from all of you is a blessing.

My thanks to Will Ackerman, Corin Nelsen, Jeff Silverman and all the gifted musicians that contributed their unique talents to mine. This path to share my music the way I have always dreamt of, and to see it in motion is very surreal. Words cannot describe how I am feeling atm.

Many other things I am dreaming of is to work in film. I would love to score a film. I know that one day that will happen. If you can dream it, you can achieve it! I am living proof that dreams come true. In the last 2 years, I've climbed out of my box and have done things that would have scared me to death.. but I chose to look at my fears and stare them down. I chose not to put limitations on myself... and that is when things began to move forward.

If you have a dream.. follow it. If you find an obstacle.. remove it, go around it. Don't let all the what ifs, and I can't, stop you.

Open up your heart and face your fears head on and doors will open... I promise.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Concert Schedules

The next year has been planned out pretty much for concerts, family shindigs, and local events. I thought last year was nutty. This year is just as crazy.

There are several places you can look to see what my Calendar looks like:

My Website Calendar:
Kori's Events

ReverbNation Calendar:

My EPK ( Electronic Press Kit )
Kori's EPK Calendar

Keep an eye out May and June more concerts will be added!

More to come...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Eye Candy

I have a beautiful HD video made by Ken Steiger and Steve Deeble with my music "Nez Perce" set to the lovely images. I hope you stop by the website and view it.

What you do.. is you click on the link here:

HD Nez Perce

And there are several videos you can click on. Click on Nez Perce HD! Enjoy!

More to come...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Zone Music Reporter Awards

I along with Fiona Joy Hawkins, Lawrence Blatt, and Paul Jensen ( we were produced by Will Ackerman), our albums have been nominated for the awards on the Zone Music Reporter. The Zone supports our music by reporting "plays" on terrestrial and internet radio stations worldwide.

Zone Music Reporter

Congrats my Friends!

TRILLIUM is up for:

Album of the Year
Best Album Instrumental - Piano
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Best Cover Art

More to come...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Concert info and more info

Sometimes in the community its always nice to offer a free concert. That is what I am doing on Friday January 22, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm at Tushita Heaven. I will be playing that evening at a wonderful place of healing. I invite you to come and enjoy the beautiful spirit of this place. It is in San Juan Capistrano near the Train Station. Directions are online.

Tushita Heaven

I would like to invite those of you that live in the Southern California area to join me that evening.

TRILLIUM has been nominated for New Age Album of 2009 along with my friends Lawrence Blatt and Rocky Fretz.

Independent Music Awards

If you like the music come by and support us!

More to come...