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“Strange Ballet”

This song, and subsequent video, express my thoughts and feelings after a derecho swept through the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the summer of 2020. As a resident of Cedar Rapids, I experienced firsthand the loss of 65% of our tree canopy. The state of Iowa lost over $7 million trees. Watching an incredibly […]

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“A Carol Christmas” – Something New!

It’s hard to believe how fast the summer flew by. I had a fun-filled, full schedule with the Iowa Opera House Tour. These opera houses are truly an Iowa treasure and the folks I met couldn’t have been nicer. I have one concert left for 2022 and that is “A Carol Christmas – celebrating the songs […]

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Three July Concerts to Celebrate

The Talent Factory: www.iowatalentfactory.com What Cheer Opera House: www.whatcheeroperahouse.com Coggon Opera House www.coggonoperahouse.org

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Iowa Opera House & Misc. Tour Dates – See Concerts for more details

SAT, MAY 21 @ 7:00 PM WARREN CULTURAL CENTER GREENFIELD, IA SAT, JUN 11 @1:00 PM MACNIDER FESTIVAL MASON CITY, IA SUN, JUN 12 @ 2:00 PM RIDGE HICKORY PARK MIDDLE RIDGE, WI SAT  SAT, JUL 9 @ 7:00 PM THE TALENT FACTORY CEDAR RAPIDS, IA  SAT, JUL 16 @ 7:00 PM WHAT CHEER OPERA […]

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This Summer! Tribute Concerts to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins

This spring kicks off my “2022 Iowa Opera House Tour” featuring tribute concerts to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins – the three legendary women of the folk music scene. Like so many singer-songwriters, I honed my skills listening to their music and learning their songs. In college, their music drifted out of my […]

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“A Carol Christmas” Update

“A Carol Christmas” is fast approaching and I’m excited to see you in just a few short weeks at this year’s concert. Musicians Cameron Sullenberger, Matt Butler, Jeremiah de la Pena, and I have been rehearsing and planning a great show for you! We’ve compiled a nice variety of Christmas Carols and songs to help you celebrate the season and […]

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“A Carol Christmas” is back!

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A Performing Artist’s Perspective on the Pandemic

Who Ate the Icing? As we moved on from the initial announcement that we were now living with a worldwide pandemic, we began to realize that live performance was not coming back anytime soon. No more live theater, opera, ballet, festivals, shows, coffeehouse performances, and the list goes on across all art sectors, for the […]

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Sunday Morning Concert

I’ve been invited to present a short concert and share my faith at the First Presbyterian Church, 11100 Spanish Road, Ely, Iowa 52227 in Ely, IA tomorrow morning, February 23. They will be serving breakfast at 8:00 am and the service/concert will start at 9:30 am There is no charge for admission. February 23 is also Masopust […]

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Winter Update

I’m slow to report that “A Carol Christmas” was a smashing success! We all had a great time. Thank you every single audience member! YOU made this concert possible and so much fun! Many thanks and words of praise go to musicians Cameron Sullenberger, Matt Butler (our singing cellist), Jeremiah de la Pena for your […]

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