Its been a long time since my last blog post.....back in February when Arborealarrived in boxes to my home. So what's been going on!
Well Covid has changed the world of course and my life was thrown way off course like everyone else's. All my concerts were cancelled and then I had a fall and broke my arm. I guess if there was ever a 'good' time to have an injury, lockdown was it.
I had the happy experience of getting great reviews for Arboreal, and even made it into the Irish Times top ten albums of 2020 so far. Pretty cool for a jazz album!
Things are moving along again now...zoom gigs, socially distanced concerts coming up, though I think it will be a long time before musicians will be playing in small clubs and crowded bars. I'm letting my creative mind drift back into a big What Next? Arboreal was such an all-consuming project and I needed to restore the musical brain to factory settings. I went back to basics with Bach (left hand only) and focused on singing. My right hand is still sore but I can play piano now if a little tentatively. I recorded myself playing and singing a song I wrote for Zrazy yonks ago..I Know When you are Near for anyone who enjoys romantic jazz ballads and I have a song about the lockdown in the works.
So, for whoever is reading this, I hope you are well and finding ways to get through these days with kindness and resilience. x Carole