The “Artist” is timeless and would like to move about freely — but for the effects of modern world, which is always changing, all intent on crushing what is creative —
Yet there is so much in me that suppresses and belittles, it is world turned inside and that is the horror —
This is what we struggle against every day in our practice to be free — and yet, the strength, the fortitude and vision is already in us, in the form of a single soul — and what beauty it can bear —
From the emptying there comes a better way, which need not demean, compare, or count the value in numbers or time —
“A work of art contains its verification in itself: artificial, strained concepts do not withstand the test of being turned into images; they fall to pieces, turn out to be sickly and pale, convince no one. Works which draw on truth and present it to us in live and concentrated form grip us, compellingly involve us, and no one ever, not even ages hence, will come forth to refute them.”
Nobel Lecture, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1970
Hooray! Our trio album, Live at 1794 Meetinghouse is available at CDBaby! Digital only!
Billy Klock and Wim Auer played with me for three years following the release of Talon of the Blackwater in 2009. These guys gave their hearts and souls to my music. What great champions! I love them both.
Listening to these tracks over the last few weeks — our last performance together — has been a great joy. At long last, an “official” release! Dedicated to them.
Please take a listen! Buy yourself an individual track or the whole album!
Thank you for your support.