Monday, March 2, 2015

Hearts and Hands

Hello my music friends!

First, I would like to thank each of you for your continued support.  It means the world to me and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for me to continue producing music without it.  Each of you has contributed in some way to the creation of my music, so I hope you find it rewarding to know that you have participated in this endeavor. Thank you.

Here in south central Pennsylvania, it is still cold but the days are getting longer and the sun is brighter.  Sadly, that has not translated into warmer temperatures. My wife and I are both getting spring fever. However anxious I am to get outside, there's still 4 inches of snow on the ground and the temperature is only 24 degrees.  I realize that is a paltry amount of snow compared to many areas, but it still makes it difficult to till and prepare the garden for tomato, squash and other vegetable plants. My wife just said today that she thinks she is composed of plant material, more light equals more energy. 

I have several music projects in the works, as always.  I am working with a piano teacher in Virginia on a long overdue project. Anne is taking some of my sheet music and reworking them into more accessible scores.  So far we have Breathe, The Reluctant Ballerina and Sanctuary Medley completed.  She is really doing a nice job, and I think they sound great.  The “Simplified Pieces Trio” is available as this month’s special on my website now.

I am preparing for (read lots of practicing), and getting excited about, the upcoming tour with Michael Dulin in the Pacific Northwest in April. We have named it the "Hearts and Hands" tour.  Below is a list of dates and places. The website for tickets and information is available here, or check out the concert page on my website.

Tour dates: 
4/9 - Gig Harbor, WA (w/ guest artist Rhonda Mackert) 
4/10 - Daniels Hall, Seattle, WA 
4/11 - Deer Park, WA (w/ guest artist Lynn Yew Evers) 
4/12 - Spokane, WA: Colbert Presbyterian Church, 
4/15 - Portland, OR: Classic Pianos 
4/16 - Eugene, OR: Emerald Community Fellowship (w/ guest artist Neil Patton) 
4/18 - Florence, OR

And finally, I would like to solicit your help!  Enlightened Piano Radio is hosting their annual awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall this year on October 23, 2015.
If you could please take a minute and vote for my album "Coming Home" under the category "Best Solo Piano Album" or "Album of the Year", that would be great. To do that, send an email to with "EPR Nominations" in the subject line. Then simply leave your nomination in the message area.  I know that is a lot to do, but it would be pretty cool to play at Carnegie Hall!  

Well, that about wraps up all the news for now, thanks again for your continued support.

Greg Maroney