I feel an abiding gratitude to the individuals and institutions who make southwest Pennsylvania an inspiring place for artists to live and work. Rounder Songs, my collaborative project with NOW Ensemble and Patrick Burke, was just chosen for a generous grant to support an album recording and release in 2017. The program is called “Investing in Professional Artists” and it is supported by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
“This year’s grantees emphatically demonstrate the strength of female artists working in the region,” according to Dr. Germain Williams, senior program officer for Arts and Culture. I’m both proud and humbled to be in good company. Read more about The Pittsburgh Foundation, and fellow grantees here.
Rounder Songs has grown with each passing year, and I’m so happy to finally start the process of recording these five songs for chamber ensemble, banjo and voice based on Appalachian tunes and legends. I’ll send news throughout the year as we move through the recording process!