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The Photo Gallery highlights some of my photos, including a lovely panoramic full Morning Rainbow. My 10 most popular photo posts are listed in Favorite Photos. A Photo 101 Calendar displays all 21 photo blog posts during the Photography 101: A Photo a Day workshop in Nov 2014, organized in calendar format with day of week, date, and theme/title. There’s a Photo Summary that lists all photos in reverse date order.


Travel posts feature photos from an 8-day Viking Rhine Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as an extended 2-week Germany Trip with visits to Munich, Salzburg (Austria), Romantic Road (Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenberg ob der Tauber), Leipzig, and Berlin.


Writing posts includes my Poetry assignments in the Writing 201: Poetry course in Feb 2015. Best Stories features a few articles with stories, short quotes, and thoughts about my grandchildren, children, and parents.


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Janice Faber: Open Water

Janice Faber: Open Water

Listen to solo piano music by Janice Faber on her latest album Open Water. I also included another recent album Settings in Silver.  See the reviews for Open Water and Settings in Silver by Kathy Parsons at mainlypiano.com.


Open Water (2020) – 13 songs, 50 min


Settings in Silver (2019) – 13 songs, 1 hr 1 min

See Janice Faber for more albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Open Water @ Amazon (album cover)

David Hicken: Inner Sanctum

David Hicken: Inner Sanctum

Listen to solo piano music by David Hicken on his latest album Inner Sanctum. I also included an earlier album Transitions. Watch videos of him playing all the songs from both albums; maybe you can learn something to try.


Inner Sanctum (2019) – 12 songs, 49 min


Transitions (2018) – 12 songs, 48 min


Watch videos of him playing all these songs, as well as several other new compositions…

The Head and the Heart: Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings

The Head and the Heart: Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings

Listen to indie folk music by The Head and the Heart on their new album Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings.


Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings  (2020) – 15 songs, 58 min



See You Through My Eyes (Live) – 3 min 50 sec


Missed Connection – 3 min 16 sec


Honeybee – 3 min 56 sec


 Full Concert – NPR Music Front Row at City Winery, NYC (2016) – 47 min 42 sec

See The Head and the Heart for more albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings @ Amazon (album cover).

Gone West: Canyons

Gone West: Canyons

Listen to country pop music by Gone West on their debut album Canyons.

Gone West is a new Nashville-based group featuring 2-time Grammy award-winner Colbie Caillat, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Reeves, 4-time Hawaii music award winner Justin Kawika Young, and ACM and CMT nominated artist Nelly Joy. The group’s intricate four-part vocal harmonies create a warm feel and refreshing vibe.


Canyons (2020) – 13 songs, 45 min



Gone West Virtual Album Release Party – 4 songs, 16 min 53 sec


Gone West – 3 min 30 sec


What Couldn’ve Been (Acoustic) – 4 min 3 sec


This Time – 3 min 43 sec


Confetti – 3 min 21 sec


Gone West – Journey to Canyons – 3 min 18 sec


Listen to more music by Colbie Caillat.



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Photo credit: Canyons @Amazon (album cover)

Ottmar Liebert: Fete

Ottmar Liebert: Fete

Listen to guitar music by Ottmar Liebert on his new album Fete. I’ve also included several recent albums.

Fete (2020) – 11 songs, 42 min


The Complete Santa Fe Sessions (2018) – 15 songs, 1 hr 10 min


Slow (2016) – 17 songs, 53 min


See my Ottmar Liebert music post if you want to listen to more of his music.

Photo credit: Fete album cover @ Amazon

Stephen Bennett: Passages

Stephen Bennett: Passages

Listen to harp guitar music by Stephen Bennett on his latest album Passages. I have also included several other recent albums – Harp Guitar: Another Compilation, Fifty Years and Counting, and Music from Connecticut, as well as my playlist of his songs.


Passages (2019) – 14 songs, 54 min


Harp Guitar: Another Compilation (2018) – 29 songs, 2 hr 12 min (2 CDs)


Fifty Years, and Counting… (2017) – 15 songs, 43 min


Music from Connecticut (2017) – 13 songs, 52 min



Stephen Bennett (Playlist) – 24 songs, 1 hr 21 min


See Stephen Bennett for more music, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Passages @ Amazon (album cover).

Tommy Emmanuel: The Best of Tommysongs

Tommy Emmanuel: The Best of Tommysongs

Listen to guitar music by Tommy Emmanuel on a new compilation album The Best of Tommysongs. Also some of the songs are performed in several videos.


The Best of Tommysongs (2020) – 24 songs, 1 hr 18 min



Song for a Rainy Morning – 2 min 20 sec


Sail On – 2 min 51 sec


Timberland – 3 min 24 sec

Fuel – 3 min 55 sec


Endless Road – 4 min 21 sec


See Tommy Emmanuel for more of his albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: The Best of Tommysongs @ Amazon (album cover).