Happy holidays!– we’ve made a surprise EP of holiday tunes re-imagined in our blend of gypsy, waltzes, spaghetti westerns & more.  Check it out here.

Debut album out today! Please visit the Store for name-your-price digital download and both regular and special limited edition CDs!

3 years in the making, “Doralice” features a 3-program song cycle that steadily builds from the eclectic intimacy of the core duo of violin & guitar/banjo to evocative cinematic orchestrations featuring a host of special guests.

Just in time to cap off your Halloween, our debut video is here, with plenty of shadowy tango for the occasion!  Check it out here.  Album release is set for next week!!!

We’re in a sea of visual design ideas, putting together our debut album at last!  Special edition packaging is underway now, featuring handmade wooden boxes screenprinted by Morrison Productions in the Mission, tintypes from SF Photobooth, origami booklets, & more.  Meanwhile, we’ll be playing at the Red Poppy Art House with Pickpocket Ensemble on 9/13/13, followed by a nonprofit mental health fundraiser and a local artists’ studio reception next month.

Our debut album is mastered & complete!  Bob Weston (Shellac, Mission of Burma, Rachel’s, Shipping News) did an amazing job.  The video for “Broke Leg Tango” is nearly done, stay tuned for a video release show.  We have enough new material for the next 2 albums but that’s beside the point… one thing at a time!

Flattered and honored to have my piece “Prowler in the Parlor” selected for third prize in the Classical Revolution/Musical Art Quintet string quintet contest! The amazing Musical Art Quintet will debut it at Cafe Rev on 7/29/13 along with the other winning pieces.  Expect a duet version for Doralice soon thereafter.

I wrote this piece after our house was robbed, when our outdated laptops and ipods were stolen while our instruments (including my beloved 1923 parlor guitar) were literally stepped over & left alone. Thank goodness for what you can & can’t turn over easily on Mission & 16th. Maybe the burglars wanted to support the arts.

Writing writing writing.  Instant inspirado:  driving through the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierras listening to Ennio Morricone’s score for Once Upon a Time in the West.

Mastering for our upcoming debut album is scheduled in July with Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service– had to wait for him to finish his European tour with Mission of Burma but it’ll be worth it!

We’re playing this weekend, Friday April 19 for the Preview Reception of Mission Artists Open Studios, which runs all weekend.  1890 Bryant St SF.  We’ll play from around 7-9, in Trish Tunney’s studio.  Come by & see some terrific local art!

Hey look!  We’ve made a website & set up publishing & all sorts of other nifty legit-sounding stuff.  And our debut album of 2 years in the making is ready for mastering… exciting!