Journal

Sunday, October 8th 2017 It's been a while since I have written in my journal. The main thing I want to express right now is gratitude. Thank you to everyone who came to our Lincoln Center concert. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone on our team who made it possible. And thank you to everyone who is now coming forward to help us move to the next level. It is amazing, exciting, challenging, and I couldn't do it without all of you. I love you and thank you

Sunday, October 8th 2017

It's been a while since I have written in my journal. The main thing I want to express right now is gratitude. Thank you to everyone who came to our Lincoln Center concert. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone on our team who made it possible. And thank you to everyone who is now coming forward to help us move to the next level. It is amazing, exciting, challenging, and I couldn't do it without all of you. I love you and thank you

Thank you to our dear friends Philip Aronson and Dr. Felicia Stoler for inviting us to the beach. There's nothing better than feeling the warm sun and wind on one's skin, and listening to the sound of the waves

Such an interesting time recently.  I had an amazing breakthrough last Sunday when I attended a women's transformational day at Duchess Manor in Beacon NY. We did a powerful forgiveness exercise which completely cleared the black cloud I had felt I was walking around with for a week. It was ground breaking for me to realize yet again that everything is inside of us, and by clearing that, the light can shine through more brightly than ever. I felt light as a feather at the end of that beautiful day. Thank you Kacey Morabito Green and Melia Marzollo for creating it.

Happy St Patty's Day everyone!!

Happy St Patty's Day everyone!!

Just had to share this beautiful poem by my dear fan Richard Hansen - thank you Richard!

EH BIONDA!

Drowning in light, her hair tuned vast

and far sonatas. In the dark,

gold gathers the light to make the past 

a startled semibreve less stark.

 

What grace is this to me that I

have lived such bitter years to hear

music in answer to the why

that roared with silence and with fear?

 

Look where the light – and listen where

her deft fragility is more

than time’s ability to care

for the broken echoes of before.

 

Yes, I’m a broken man – and so?

Her eyes were gold with flakes of sea

whose echo was a dawn of snow

that rhymed a better man of me.

January 31st 2016

Erica Denler with 8 of the Hendrick Hudson High School Treble Makers at SPIN recording studios, just about to record on my new album "Awakening"

Erica Denler with 8 of the Hendrick Hudson High School Treble Makers at SPIN recording studios, just about to record on my new album "Awakening"

We had a wonderful day today, the girls sounded absolutely beautiful! A great way to end a tough month. Somehow, even though I had many incredible moments of meditation & bliss, this month there was a kind of dismal feeling lurking in the back of my mind which I kept having to work hard to get rid of. February 1st tomorrow, and I feel so excited it is nearly like New Year's Eve!

October 8th 2015

We are just about to play our 11th concert in China, tonight in Wuxi. 

This tour has been incredible for my band - both musically and also for me to learn how to be a better leader. How to love & accept everyone just as they are, and grow together from there.

I have an incredible team in every way - booking agent, tour managers, lighting engineer, sound engineer, and instrument truck drivers. Everyone is working hard and giving their everything to make this a fabulous tour. I am truly grateful.

And my amazing band who I adore!!

And my amazing band who I adore!!

I had two moments on this tour where I wanted to see the city we were in on the day of a concert, and I ended up being exhausted for the show and feeling totally depressed afterwards. Both times, my wonderful team supported me, and of course I have been careful not to do that again.

We are in an extraordinary country, and there is always the balance between seeing this culture, and playing concerts. For the last few days, I have felt great about everything, and so blessed to be here.

One of the extraordinary concert halls we have been performing in

One of the extraordinary concert halls we have been performing in

A shout out to all my touring team - thank you for being so fantastic!!

And also to our fans - we couldn't do this without you! My band have often said how the meet & greets after our concerts are so rewarding for us - to feel what our music can give is the greatest gift in the world - thank you to each one of you for coming to our shows.

August 2015

So thrilled that I will be going back to Norway in January to work with Øyvind Lyslo on my April 2016 tour!