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A Lullaby for the Ages -

    There is always much work to be done behind-the-scenes to prepare for a show. There are contracts to be negotiated and completed, tax forms to be submitted, endless promotional correspondence; travel and sound checks to be coordinated… Apart…

Gustiamo & La Primavera Vinni III

What could be better than to celebrate with music, dance …and food?
On March 21st the 3rd Annual La Primavera Vinni will take place at the Goddard Riverside’ Bernie Wohl Center in New York City from 7:30-10pm. It’s a festive…

Reconnecting and the Mazurka Klandestina

        Has it really been a year since the last blog post? How's that possible? Ahh, the time-vacuums of social media have also consumed correspondence during the year. The only problem? Social media decides who sees what…

New CD from Terra Sangue Mare!!!

We did it!  Terra Sangue Mare  ( Michael Delia, Fabio Turchetti and I) just recorded our first CD and shall  launch it in April of this year.   At the end of 2015 after a concert tour  on the East Coast here…

Sicilian Folk & Roots on the Morning Feed

On June 26 & 27th, Fabio Turchetti and I had the great honor and pleasure of visiting Germantown, Philadelphia to perform.  With stops at the Mermaid Inn and a house concert for friends old and new, Germantown welcomed Sicilian  folk…
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Warm thoughts, cold days...

          Lately, my mornings have involved shoveling snow, throwing sand, spreading salt and commiserating  with the mailman over yet another  dire prediction made by  the tv-weathermen.  I have to wonder: how is it possible that a…

Music in Nature & Discorsi Dendros

    If you listen, there is music everywhere. The most beautiful music comes from nature and when I am in Sicily, especially when I am walking among the olive trees  in  the mountains or through the pines along the…
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Intending

    “Sometimes, you just have to put it out there and let the universe do the rest.”   Those words hung in the air a bit then and while my brain just couldn’t process them, my heart quickly absorbed…
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Ancestors, reposted from June 12, 2014

         Sunday at dusk in a lush and verdant garden aglow with fireflies,  I sat next to the mbira master, Chartwell Dutiro , and experienced a kinship transcending time and cultures. I had come to hear his…