I requested backup and I got it

These curtains in the background might seem unimportant, but they are an essential component of my studio. They're not just any curtains - they are HOFA acoustic curtains and keep sound from bouncing back into the mic during recording sessions. 

New and improved headphones

Thanks to the gvl NEUSTART KULTUR grant, I was able to upgrade my cans to these Sennheiser HD 300 Pro headphones. My old Shure SRH840's still produce great sound, but after 12 years of steady use, the joints now squeak…

Sennheiser on board

Thanks to the gvl NEUSTART KULTUR grant, I was able to add this industry standard microphone to my arsenal: the Sennheiser MKH416 P48 U3. I've been in productions using this microphone all over the world, and now I am able…

NEUMANN on board

My new studio is coming together! Thanks to the gvl NEUSTART KULTUR grant, I was able to add this industry standard microphone to my arsenal: the Neumann TLM 103. I've spoken and sung into this microphone in studios all over…

GVL NEUSTART KULTUR grant reboots artists' careers after COVID

I am pleased to announce that I was a recipient of the 2021 NEUSTART KULTUR grant! It is funded by the German Federal Goverment's ministry for culture and media and administered by the GVL, the German copyright collection society that…

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Happy 2022!


Happy New Year!

Several people have asked me if I will be performing live music again this year. I have plans for a local tour in the fall and a few individual private performances that can be transferred to online…

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Winter is here.

Time to cuddle up and buckle down.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything for all of us, but it hasn't all been for the bad. Yes, I've been frustrated by all the crumbling of best-laid plans. I mean, every single…

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Beautiful moments in 2020

 

There were many highlights and small joys in 2020, despite all the hurdles and disappointments the year held. This moment was one of those bright spots.

One day in the height of summer, I got a message from Thomas, who…

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Old is gold

I found this old one in my archives. :-D Happy holidays!

 

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A favorite by Dar Williams

This song by Dar Williams has long been a favorite of mine because it approaches a complex topic with such sweetness and humanity.