Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lots of news...album, concerts.. etc

Its been quite some time since I wrote.  Life has been rather busy. Thanksgiving  around our home was sweet.  Just hanging out with the family and friends. I am hoping all of you are doing well! Like the rest of you I am trying to get ready for Christmas, and New Years..  I thank you for supporting this blog by following what I am doing! 

*I would like to ask all of you a favor, please pass on the blog to your friends and family!  Lets make this a viral place for you and your friends to read about what I am doing. Comments are always welcome too! *

If you don't know what to get your loved ones for Christmas, might I suggest my music? We can ship anywhere! Kori's Shop

I am continually working on the new album.  I have the art concept.. which I cannot post yet.  Once we get it to the point I can post, you will be the first to know! I have to say I really like it tho! I now have 12 songs. I may add two more songs from past albums. I am still pondering that.

I will come out of my self imposed performance exile for a special concert on February 5th,  in the San Luis Obispo area with Songwriters at Play  Mark your calendars because this will be your chance to hear songs from my new album "Fire in the Rainstorm"!

More to come!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Track titles for new album "Fire in the Rainstorm"

Fire in the Rainstorm  - Track Titles

Time Passages
Phantom Dream
Tidal Riffs
Electric Heart
Fire in the Rainstorm
Talking After the Dishes
Clearing the Meadow
A Day Like No Other ( pending title)
Path to Lonliness( pending title)
Of Truth and Tears
Black Key Haiku

More to come...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Travelers perspective...

I am quite certain many of you have wondered why I was going across country.  Well it all started a few years ago, when I was talking to my friend Tori.  She felt like she needed to go somewhere new. I jokingly told her move to California.  Little did I know that the seed I planted would bloom into a seedling.  

She told me she wanted to move out here, and in the midst of opposition from family and friends, she made the giant leap cross country.  I volunteered to help her drive from Erie, PA to LA.  ( I had no idea what I was getting myself into! haha)

Seriously, it was a wonderful experience.. in spite of the both of us wanting to kill each other after being in the car 13 hours for 3 days.

Here are some photos for you to see what we saw. AND I know many of you wanted our route to come through your city, but we had a time limit.  Which was kind of a bummer! She had to be here by today, September 28th.  She is going to school here.

I flew from LA to Hartford, CT and drove Imaginary Road, Vermont - My journey started here.  
I flew from Hartford to Cleveland, and Tori picked me up and we drove to Erie, PA     

We drove from Erie, PA to Iowa in 11 hours the first day.                            
We drove from Iowa to Denver, CO. 13 hours in the car! GAAA!  We went through Nebraska.
We ended up in Denver, CO on Sunday Evening.  CRAZY drive.   
We woke up everyday at 3:30am to be on the road by 4 - 4:30am. We drove from Denver to Southern Utah.    

We woke up Tuesday morning at 3:30am, and drove to California in about 6 hours.                                                        

Thanks for coming on the journey with me and playing "Where I am now" it was fun to see who guessed where I was.  Thanks for your support as well.  

I wish you all a great week.. and hope that you will all be successful in whatever you pursue.  

Now I really need to get something done around here!  

More to come...


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where am I now?, clue.

Congratulations to Doug for guessing where I was, and it was Colorado!

Traveling 11 - 13 hours a day is brutal, but I have thoroughly enjoyed all the scenery. Here is another clue!

Good luck!

More to come...


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Where am I now?

I want to congratulate Manuel Lopez for winning a signed CD of his choice! Thanks for playing!

After a full day of driving, we finally made it to our destination for the evening. Now its another chance to win a signed CD!  

Where am I now?

Does this look familiar?

What state would have plants like that?  If you need more clues, check out FB! Don't forget to email me your answer!

Kori's Facebook Page

More to Come!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ok so, this is the beginning of Can you Guess Where I am?  I hope you will play the game and there is a chance to win a CD of "Trillium" or "The Journey - Remastered" signed by me, OR a t-shirt signed by me as well.  Isn't that cool? I think so too! 

This photo is the first clue, and if you are friends with me on FaceBook, I am quite certain you can figure out just where this picture was taken. 

Send me your answer here:  and if you need more clues check out my Facebook page:  Kori's Facebook Page

Have fun!!! I know I am!

More to come...


Monday, September 12, 2011

Contest - tell your friends and family too!

Ok so, I did promise a contest at the end of this month. Stay tuned to this blog for your chance to win CDs and t-shirts! Starting on September 24th - 27th, 2011, I will be driving from PA to California. All you need to do is guess where I am by coming to the blog and checking out the clues I will leave. Some of the clues will be video and some will not.

Send me an email to: with your answer(s) and you be entered to win! It will be fun to "take you" with me on this journey across the USA. To make things really fun, send a link to your friends and family and see if you can guess before they do where I am in the USA!

All my thanks to you, who keep supporting me. I appreciate you very much!

Peace in Music,


ps... More To Come!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Contest in September

In September I will be traveling across the USA, and video blogging about my trip. I will also be including a contest to win signed albums and t-shirts.

So keep an eye out here.

More to come...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Free Ringtone...

A fun way to wake up your phone calls! Carpe Diem Ring Tone!

I will be posting more from time to time.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Electric Heart

Happy July!

I am happy that it is Summer. I am enjoying the warmth of the sun here in Southern California. There is change in the air and I am glad of the changes this Summer Zephyr is bringing. Currently, I am not performing at this time. For the past year I had been playing monthly gigs, and I seriously needed to take a break. So, for now I am allowing myself some down time. I will take suggestions for future venues tho.. so if you are interested in me performing in your area, let me know what venue you would like to see me at!

I am also in the planning stages of a new album. I don't have a name for it.. I do have some ideas in my head. I will tell you tho, that it is a very personal album. It is filling up with music that has been influenced by my internal struggles and trials. If you have any ideas on titles, I would love to hear what your thoughts are. If I choose your idea, you will get your name on the album in the credits and I will send you 4 free albums when it is finished!

Electric Heart is one of the new songs on the album. Don't let the title fool you. It will not be an electronic song.. just fyi! I will be doing something very different for this album. For now, I will keep it as a surprise.

I hope that you all are having a great Summer. I am and I look forward to everything!

More to come...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ides of Trililum Digital Album Released!

So excited to let you know, that "Ides of Trillium - Alternate Nashville Mixes" is available for purchase! I am really excited about this. I recorded 6 of these songs with Jeff Silverman and he really got the "electronic" side of me. After working with Jeff, I went on to Imaginary Road, and we created acoustic versions of the songs that went on the album "Trillium".

Many artists create different versions of their music. I am not the first one to do that. I wanted to show the diversity of my work when I do compose electronic songs.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed working with Jeff Silverman!

Download your copy today!

Ides of Trillium - Alternate Nashville Mixes

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Goodbye to May, Hello Summer, Digital Download Announcement!

Greetings my friends!

The Alternate mixes of Trillium will be released on June 3rd as digital downloads. I hope you like them as much as Jeff Silverman and I do. Thanks JS!!! You rock. The mixes will be available as a physical copy at the end of the summer, and so I will have links to pre-order it. The title is "The Ides of Trillium".

On a more personal note. Winter, Spring was very hard time for me. I think it is because of the things in my personal life is less then perfect. Changes mostly. Change has always been hard on me because I don't like what changes bring. I suppose the old adage "No pain, No gain" is what I really would like to avoid.

Now this doesn't mean I will allow these changes in my life to bring me down. On the contrary, it makes me fight with all that I am. Even tho I am going through all of what life seems to toss at one, I am fairly happy. Sure, I am not immune to tears and depression.. but I would much rather laugh at what is knocking at my door, ready to "do battle with me."

I have some very special friends that have risen up to the challenge of making my life lighter, and full of laughter. I thank you for that.

I thank those of you that have offered your advice and your friendship under strained circumstances. Even tho I may not take the advice, I will always listen because I know where your heart is when you talk with me. I value that.

As I say goodbye to two seasons, I look forward to Summer with a happier heart. My music is coming out of me in droves. I cannot believe the amount of sounds that my head and heart comes up with. I look forward to recording it. Once again I will be working with Will Ackerman. The forth coming album will be very different for me. I won't spoil it, I will keep you guessing. I won't be gigging much because I feel that now that I am working on new material, it will distract me from what I want to do. However, if I am asked, I will perform. I just won't be doing a monthly gig for a while. I will be recording next year.

I look forward to the zephyr the Summer brings!

More to come...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Journey to new music...

I am in the pre-production of a new album. I won't give away too much, but I wanted to start talking about the songs, and what is impacting my writing.

I will be recording in a year the spring of 2012. Why so far away? Well.. basically the rest of 2011 is planned out and I didn't want to record in the winter. I've been gigging so much that I really need a break so that I can start rehearsing the new music that is flowing out of me. I want to take the time with each song and chart them out in terms I can remember. If you really think about it.. a year will pass quickly. Already we are in May and the summer will fly by. Time Passages... which is a title of one of the songs I am working on.

This will be my fourth album, there are many names rolling in my head for a title, the songs are going to be different than I am used to doing. Some of you that have been to my concerts recently have heard the new material.

I have also considered doing a solo piano project, and I am also thinking about doing some singles with electronic elements to them. Whatever I do, I plan on being as perfect as I can with writing... I also do not want to put too much pressure on myself as well.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend..

More to come...

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Ok so every once in a while I do something for myself. I am sitting in a salon waiting for my copper toe polish to dry. What's most interesting is the sweet lady that gave my feet a massage sang in Vietnamese. I noticed right away the beauty of the song even tho I don't speak her language. Her voice was quiet yet very soothing. My friend Tiana suggested to come.. And so here we are. After driving all day to get here yesterday and the concert last night, I needed some quiet time. Its times like these that I reflect upon the important things in my life. As she sang this soothing tune.. I felt the calm and quiet beauty of it. Sometimes we don't always know how life is going to play out...and these days.. My life is so incredibly different from my past. Whatever happens in my life in the future.. I will be thinking of the song this beautiful soul gifted to me... So go out and go do something for yourself.. Today.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

After Concert thoughts

I have some thoughts about the concert last night.. with Fiona Joy Hawkins and Denise Young.

First tho, I want to say many thanks to John Mila De Roca, manager of Keyboard Concepts. He made us feel very welcome.. at least I felt that way. The day before the concert, we were able to come into the store and rehearse. Mark J. Smith came in to rehearse with Fiona and I. He was amazing. The man spent 30 minutes with us each working on our pieces and he really picked them up fast. Of course a few weeks ago we gave him our music.. but he was able to pick up on a song that I chose to use instead of another one.

Kudos to everyone at Keyboard Concepts for making the evening fabulous!

Thanks to everyone that came to the concert.. whether you lived in the area or you are from LA and San Diego! What a treat to have had you all come and enjoy our music. Thank you!

To Fiona... I am honored to have been in your first stop on your US Tour. Thanks very much for having me. I really enjoyed your performance. I thank you for your friendship as well.

To Denise... thank you SO much for putting together the Total Wine tasting after party gathering. Your friend Robin did a wonderful job with the fruit and cheese! I thank you for your friendship too. Your music with the addition of Effy, was wonderful!

For some reason, I was a bit nervous about the evening. Normally I have the jitters until I get up on the piano. Last night I was a bit on the so nervous I can't talk side. I got over it.. but still disconcerting to when I am performing. I was in my zone last night in spite of the jitters. I felt strong in my musical knowledge.. and the feelings I was experiencing.. was very difficult to put into words. The music spoke for me. I was able to express them via my music. Last night's expression of the music told a story that I used to have walls around my heart and I have decided to return to my old self. Many people in my life recently have been a catalyst for me to return to my open self. This is not to say, tho, that I am reckless in being so open. I will be cautious with my heart. I am also learning to trust myself again. So when I feel like something isn't working, I walk away. I am glad that I can express these thoughts musically. It always seems to clear my mind.

I really enjoyed listening to Denise and Fiona. It was a good night.

I met some cool people, and re-acquainted myself with some old friends. Al Conti and his manager showed up. ( Keith). Thanks gents.. was good to meet you. Hope your trip back home was a safe one.

I am thankful for all of you, my friends, my family and for those of you that have touched my life with your musical souls.

More to come...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Epic Horn and Piano...

Alternate Mix of Dancin in the Clouds - Featuring Jeff Oster.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday April 16th , 2011

Please do NOT miss this event! Its a rare opportunity to see all of us performing together as Fiona does not get to the states often!

Email your RSVP to . For directions please call Keyboard Concepts at: (714) 544-0088

Monday, February 21, 2011

Forthcoming Concerts

I will be having a mini tour of sorts in California. The first concert will be at Keyboard Concepts in Tustin, CA Friday March 18th with Bill Walker and Scott D. Davis.

I hope that you can come and join us for a lovely evening of Solo Piano. Each of us, have very different styles of music, please don't miss this opportunity if you are in the area because this evening will be a fun one! Seating is limited so make plans to purchase tickets early.

More info here:

Solo Piano Soundscapes presents: Kori Linae Carothers, Bill Walker and Scott D. Davis

Next Concert will be The Diva Pianist Evening at Keyboard Concepts of Tustin, CA on Saturday April 16th. Fiona Joy Hawkins, Myself and Denise Young will be coming together in a rare evening of New Age's Piano Divas. Fiona is coming in from Australia, Denise is local as am I. Each of us have been produced by legendary Grammy Guitarist and Founder of Windham Hill Records: Will Ackerman. This is a rare opportunity to find all three of us performing together as Fiona does not get to the States very often. I hope that you keep your Calendar open for this concert! Tickets will be available soon, please keep on the watch for announcements on where you can purchase them.

Then I will be heading up to Northern California to Roseville and Santa Clara. On Friday April 29th, at the Sherman Clay Steinway shop 7pm. I will be performing with Bill Walker and Tiana Andreas. Then on Saturday April 30th, I will be performing at the Sherman Clay Steinway shop in Santa Clara, CA 7pm, with Bill and Tiana.

I hope you can join us, another terrific evening of music. Tiana is a fabulous pianist and has some fun stories to go with her music. Bill has a lovely touch to the piano and I look forward to coming up to Northern Cal.

Please keep your calendars open, and please come and support us. We would LOVE to meet you, and talk with you as well.

More to come...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tangled Up - Alternate Mix

I will be releasing a digital EP of Trillium Alternate Mixes from the Nashville Sessions from 2008. Here is a full track for you to listen to! Scheduled release date is 3/3/2011. EP title is "Ides of Trillium"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Passing of a friend...

Today I received some news of friend of mine that passed on last night. I cannot stay quiet about this man. His whole nature and persona was always one of cheer and solid character. No matter what sort of health issues or problems he encountered, he was always upbeat. Imho, his courageous battle against all odds, kept me going in spite of my little problems. His inner self matched his outer persona. He knew how to live.

Cheers to GaryNJ.. you are on a new journey.

Joss, my thoughts are with you.

Peace in Music,

Team aka Kori

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Year and Forthcoming...

Happy New Year to all of you. I hope 2011 is a great year for you. Filled with Peace, Love and Happiness.

I will be performing in Northern California in May. For those of you that live up in the Sacramento/Bay Area keep your calendars open. Date, time and more announcements on this will be forthcoming. I hope to meet up with you and we'll have a GREAT time!

Already, January is moving along at warp speed. I am amazed at how fast 2010 just roared by us. I am quite sure 2011 will be the same.

I look forward to all the growth, and new experiences that will come my way.

More to come...