CD Review: Rutland Herald – 1/29/2022

The album “Uplifting Guitar Hymns” was covered in a CD review article in the Rutland Herald, by Vermont writer Art Edelstein (Art himself is also a talented guitar player). The article appeared in the Vermont Arts section of the January 29 weekend edition. The same article also appeared the same day in the sister-publication, the… Continue reading CD Review: Rutland Herald – 1/29/2022

Guest Musician: Phil Henry

Singer-Songwriter, Music Teacher Singer-songwriter Phil Henry exudes the skill of a craftsman and the authenticity of an artist. He builds detailed worlds and characters who speak through Phil’s words, with “…vivid lyrical imagery that captures the imagination.” (Seven Days VT). The upbeat acoustic rhythm and melodic sensibility and lush instrumental treatment is no carbon-copy of… Continue reading Guest Musician: Phil Henry

Guest Musician: Linda MacFarlane

Multi-faceted Musician Linda developed her musical skills from a young age, starting with violin, then onto folk and classical guitar. The guitar brought her to many musical venues from church, camps, schools, libraries and special community events. Her love for instruments expanded when she was introduced to both the mountain dulcimer and the ukulele. With… Continue reading Guest Musician: Linda MacFarlane

Guest Musician: Marina Smakhtina

Cellist, Classical Guitarist Marina began studying cello at a music school in Samara, Russia at the age of 10. She received her Master’s degree in Cello Pedagogy and Performance from the Togliatti College of Music named for R.K. Shchedrin in Togliatti, Russia. She has been a music teacher for over 35 years, teaching cello, classical… Continue reading Guest Musician: Marina Smakhtina

Guest Musicians: Thank You

I would like to say Thank You these very talented guest musicians, who helped me make this album, and for also playing in the upcoming CD release concert on January 30th. You are very much appreciated! Phil Henry Singer-songwriter Phil Henry has been amazingly helpful to me throughout the entire process from making the album… Continue reading Guest Musicians: Thank You

Video: We Shall Overcome / Martin Had A Dream / Voting Rights

We Shall Overcome We Shall Overcome is a well-known Civil Rights Anthem. The song is lyrically descended from “I’ll Overcome Some Day”, a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley, published in 1901. I made a video, which uses the instrumental version (track #8) from my album, Uplifting Guitar Hymns. Verses 1 and 2 are my fingerstyle… Continue reading Video: We Shall Overcome / Martin Had A Dream / Voting Rights

Fundraiser for Grace Church’s Mission and Service

A CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Grace Congregational Church’s Mission and Service programs will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, 2:00pm, in the Sanctuary. A Free Will Offering at the concert will be given to the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church. Also, a portion of CD sales after the concert will… Continue reading Fundraiser for Grace Church’s Mission and Service