A powerful Thanksgiving habit…

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We had a blustery New England weekend – high winds, rain, even some snow! I’m not sure if it’s the weather or the time of year, but it seems November always gets me thinking about the upcoming holidays – and spending quality time with family and friends. There’s so much to be thankful for and I’ve written about this in … Read More

Would you want to live forever?

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A couple years ago I had the great opportunity to meet and interview the famous futurist Ray Kurzweil – called “Edison’s rightful heir” by Inc. magazine and one of the 16 “revolutionaries who made America” by PBS. Kurzweil has published numerous books – including “The Singularity is Near” and “How to Build a Mind“. One of his lasting positions relates to extending human life … Read More

The Naked Piano Elements nominated “Album of the Year”

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I’m so happy to announce my latest album – The Naked Piano Elements –  has just been nominated for 2014 “Album of the Year” by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. It is such a privilege and honor to be considered for this prestigious award. Whisperings is one of the world’s best solo piano radio programs and is full of talented pianists and composers. In … Read More

Wham! BAM!! the “More” Phenomenon

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For the end of the Summer, I went to the movies with my wife and kids. I had heard lots of positive reviews for “Guardians of the Galaxy” and really wanted to check it out. So, on a hot and humid Cape Cod afternoon, we headed over to the local cinema. After plopping down the small mortgage to purchase the tickets, … Read More

My Summer “Inspiration” List…

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I’m currently spending time stomping around the mountainous regions of Northern Portugal, gaining inspiration and enjoying the “simple life”! When I’m on vacation, I love to read – as it often provides inspiration for the music I compose and perform. Here is a list of some of the books I’ve been exploring this Summer… “Family Friendly”: Ungifted – by Gordon Korma A ‘normal’ middle-schooler is placed in … Read More

Just in! “Elements” Review, by Kathy Parsons (Mainly Piano)

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The Naked Piano: Elements Gary Girouard 2014 / Galileo Music 53 minutes Two years in the making, the fifth installment of Gary Girouard’s award-winning The Naked Piano series is here! Subtitled Elements, it is a musical expression of “things that are in this world, but not of this world” and seeks to inspire listeners to “observe and enjoy the wonders and blessings surrounding each and every one … Read More

The Naked Piano Light & Dark Nominated for "WHISPERINGS ALBUM OF THE YEAR"!

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Nominations for “Whisperings Album of the Year”  We review a lot of albums here at Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio – probably 100 CDs a year! So when an album comes across our desk that is really special, wonderfully unique, or especiallycaptivating, we like to give those a special honor. Yes, we love ALL the artist’s music on Whisperings radio, but there are some albums that just really … Read More

The story behind "The Naked Piano Light & Dark"…

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Everyone faces difficult times. It could be health, relationships, family or work – life throws curveballs. It’s particularly challenging when you deal with sickness to yourself or someone you care about. It’s during these “dark” times we are challenged to find light and hope. It’s THIS sentiment that was the inspiration for The Naked Piano Light & Dark… In 2008 … Read More

CD REVIEW: Kathy Parsons of "Mainly Piano" reviews The Naked Piano Light & Dark

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The Naked Piano: Light & Dark Gary Girouard 2012 / Galileo Music Corporation 56.6 minutes Light & Dark is the fourth installment in pianist/composer Gary Girouard’s The Naked Piano series. The series was started in 1990 to celebrate the purity of solo piano – no accompaniment and no editing. Girouard explains: “From the start, this project was all about capturing … Read More

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