Carry A Torch

Carry A Torch

Photo by Dianna Manley Famous Last Words… oh, how they leave their mark on the psyche. In the broadest of pictures, this is the context for this tune. A goodbye “tag line” said to a close friend of 40 plus years that has taken on a life of its own....
Second Chance

Second Chance

Singers all have favorite tunes that we want to belt out, whether we should or not, if nothing else but to have the enjoyment of hearing ourselves sing our own interpretations. In my case, it is almost always a song that was originally sung by a male voice that I...
Weddings

Weddings

It has been my distinct honor and blessing to have been asked to sing for many of my family’s and friend’s weddings. There isn’t a more beautiful privilege than to be waiting in the wings, up in the balcony or right up front singing a sacred piece or...
A Song for You

A Song for You

We are on sacred ground here… CHURCH. Beside holding Leon Russell in the highest regards as a pianist/singer/songwriter/producer/music director, this song is for me one of the finest sentiments ever put to music. And what music it is, a Beethoven-esque...
A Love Letter to My Hometown

A Love Letter to My Hometown

Rituals. It is only now that I understand that home is where, no matter the location, you bring yourself and your rituals to live the life you have created. I’ve spent half of my life on the East Coast, after growing up in the vast space of a small town that was...