Sunday, September 23, 2012

"by hand" new album by the WALKING WILLOWS released!

iTunes - Music - By Hand by The Walking Willows 

We are pleased to announce the release of our new album! 

Portland and Seattle album release concerts are scheduled:

The Old Church in Portland at 8 PM on November 4th

A house concert in Seattle, at 9034 45th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (overlooking Lake Washington) at 7 PM on November 10th. 

Call Rich at 206-715-2859 for details about the Seattle house concert. 

by hand is up on iTunes!

The WALKING WILLOWS East Coast tour

Our short East Coast tour a great experience. A highlight was having double bass extraordinaire Ritt Henn sit in with us at our New York City performance at Googie's Lounge. Ritt's musical presence allowed Rich to play more piano, with Ritt holding down the double bass parts on pieces such as Thomas, 1 Hit Song, Morning Song and Mad Waltz. We also did, with great success,  a  few pieces , such as Sliding and Tale for 2, with double the double bass. We hope to have Ritt join us again at future East Coast performances!
After NYC we performed at the Finger Lakes region of New York State at Black Eyed Susan Acoustic Cafe (a very nice venue!), and then did a fantastic house concert (another highlight!) at Don Slepian's very interesting ArtMusic Coffee House in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. I hope to have some video from  these performances up soon.

The weekend before our tour I was privileged, along with my wife Kate and so many family members, to be at my nephew Jonathan's Bar Mitzvah, which was a wonderful event! You can see Bar Mitzvah photos at:
My brother Jeremy and I opened the ceremony by doing two Jewish musical pieces on clarinet and guitar: