June 30, 2018

Sometimes in life, things don’t go the way you think they will.  For example – getting almost a foot of snow on the first day of Spring. (Just think back a few months, Marylanders.)  In the middle of the unexpected, it can be jarring.  And unsettling. 

The composers of Sweet Violets play off of the unexpected.  So much so tha...

February 13, 2018

 When I was a kid, we had a family garden.  And, on countless days throughout the summer, my parents taught us about what it meant to work hard.  You know, getting down in the dirt— pulling weeds, picking beans and working up a sweat.  Especially when it came to green beans, I felt like the rows were never ending as we kept filling up...

January 5, 2018

Mornings always come, whether we like it or not.  Growing up, my favorite mornings were Saturdays.  Sometimes my parents would sleep a little later, and I’d get up and sneak ice cream out of the freezer for breakfast. My favorite – black raspberry.  Then came my teen years - the Saturdays where I’d sleep and sleep and then pretend to...

November 12, 2017

Thank you for checking out my first recording project, Spend Your Heart - celebrating my mother, Margie Hamilton. It features new arrangements of some of her favorite songs along with two of my own tunes.

My mother is my inspiration. It was the small moments that changed me.  The moments she never knew I saw: The times I caught her on...

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