While I have been recorded often over the years for documentary films, in a live concert with my duet partner Stella Allison, and as an accompanist on other artists’ CDs, I never once thought to record as a solo accordionist. With strong encouragement from my beloved husband Dan, who said, “You’re not getting any younger ...”, and my amazing son-in-law, audio engineer Don, I decided that now is the right time. It’s time to prepare something to leave for my grandchildren, and time to say “Thank You!” to so many people for the loving support and guidance with my music that I have received over the past six decades. I have chosen the pieces on this CD as an expression of my gratitude. I am very proud to have my daughter Emily accompany me in two selections on dumbek (Middle Eastern drum). Three of the selections are duets in which I play both parts.
This CD was released on November 5, 2015. Proceeds from the sale of the CDs will go to support youth orchestra and ensemble activities sponsored by the American Accordionists' Association. Please listen to the 30 second clips below to get a sampling of the contents of the CD.
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