Hello my music friends!
I have always thought the name "New Age" was not quite right for my style of piano music. Although the lines may blur a little with some of my music, to me "New Age" means a more ambient, alpha wave sound. I do have some songs that fit into that mold, but a lot of my music does not. Take "After the Storm", for example. That is a more passionate and emotional song. Some of my music is romantic, some of the songs are tone poems, music for music's sake. So.....with that in mind, I have come up with a new name for my style of music called, wait for it....."Modern Romantic". Let me know what you think of the name, does it fit or do you have a better name? If you do let me know!
Well, June is here and the weather has been spectacular. My wife and I have been working hard on the gardens. We replaced a treacherous walkway that was always slippery and full of ice. To do that we had to tear out the walkway, build a new gate and fence, and landscape the area where the old walkway was. It was a big project, and my wife worked her fingers to the bone. There are pictures of the project on my Facebook page. We are still trying to reclaim the areas around the house that were damaged or reshaped from the addition we added to the house 2 years ago, but we are closing in on the projects.
Now for some piano news. I am working on transcribing all the songs from the new album "Coming Home". I am over 1/2 way done, and just finishing up on the song Coming Home. Hopefully after the songs are done I will go back and try to transcribe some of the most requested songs such as Esmeralda, Walking the Orchard, and others. As always, we have a professional transcriptionist available who can get a song done in about a week, but it costs between $100- 140 per song. If anyone just cannot wait to get a particular song, we can make arrangements with him to transcribe it. He is pretty good and accurate.
There is a local benefit concert coming up on Sunday, August 17th at 2 pm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Michael Dulin and I will present a solo piano concert to benefit the Adams County Library System. I think it is a great way to hear solo piano music as well as support the Library System. Anything we can do to pass on knowledge is worthwhile. Here is the link for tickets:
Greg Maroney and Michael Dulin Benefit Concert
We will also have a house concert at our home outside of York, Pa. on Saturday August 16th at 2 pm. Reservations are required for this concert so drop an email if you are interested in attending. These concerts fill up fast so claim your chair now.
Michael and I are also planning an extended tour of the Pacific Northwest in early April 2015, and a short tour in the South East in December 2014. Let me know if you have a good place for us to perform, we need a concert level piano with an intimate hall that can seat 100-200 people.
That's the news from here, I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer. More music is always coming!