KUAF Interview

Recently, I was honored to be interviewed for the weekly Music Segment of Ozarks at Large on KUAF.

Christina Karnatz did a great job with the interview which aired on Friday, July 25, 2014. I talk about my early journey of learning to play the harp. On the Sunday recap show they aired my […]

New Harp Arrives!

My new harp is here!!!! Whoot, Whoot! Here is the unpacking..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It left Oregon on Tuesday the 17th and arrived in Springdale on Monday the 23rd. They were supposed to deliver it on Tuesday the 24th but I couldn’t see it sitting […]

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Last weekend I played my first wedding at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. As a long time member, I’m particularly fond of this location. It is so beautiful!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, in full disclosure, I have to say that doing outdoor weddings is […]

It’s a Harptastic Social Life

Professional musicians are small business owners and therefore wear a lot of hats. On my list of things that I do is helping out the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. This a great group and I help on the magazine and also manage their Facebook Page. Doing social media for yourself or for […]

Wedding Season and FAQ’s

Well, it is officially wedding season. I am happy to say that I am nicely booked for the next two months and looking forward to some beautiful weddings. I’ll be visiting some very familiar places like Pratt Place Barn and Thorncrown Chapel and new churches from Alma to Rogers.

One of my favorite parts of […]

New Harps!!

The past two weeks have been a flurry of new harp activity.

First, I saw a deal on one of my Harplists for a Harpsicle that I just couldn’t pass up. I thought it would be handy to have around for students but would really be the one that I could use when we travel. […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (but it’s not just a Celtic Harp!)

As we finish basking in the glow of a Happy St. Patrick Day, I thought I would take this opportunity to clear up a few myths and misconceptions.

The harp is one of the earliest instruments known to man and it has grown and evolved over centuries. It is “native” to many different cultures and […]

Winning Harp Photos!

The Folk Harp Journal (www.folkharpsociety.org) held a photo contest and I’m so excited to say that I won Second Place and an Honorable Mention!! I can’t wait to see my photo on the cover of the next issue! They received over 90 entries and I know that the editors were impressed by all the submissions.

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Beatlemania!!!

In my work for hospice my usual mode is to play non-specific music which is relaxing and/or distracting for the patient, family and staff. I’m always happy to take requests but usually it is best to allow the music to work by weaving its own magic spell without hitting any emotional triggers. Many of us […]

Robots

A while ago, I heard a story on NPR about the robots in Silicon Valley. They are sort of taking over the work force in many ways and a lot of jobs are going to be lost in the future. It is kind of a depressing thought. These days there are a lot of ways […]