Greetings, One & All~
Having been ushered in with a total eclipse of the super blood moon, how could this month not be filled with creative magic? Read on and enjoy all the good news in your October A 440 Newsletter!
Exceptional Music Matters
Pursuant to my recent interview with Dr. Walter Jacobson on his Exceptional Minds, Exceptional Matters radio show, “Dr. J” is now using the title cut from my GRAMMY-nominated solo world music CD Pathfinder as his podcast bumper music–thanks, Doc!
CDs available at
Raisin’ the Roof
On Saturday October 3rd at 6 PM I’ll hold the heartbeat for the William Eaton Quartet as part of a fundraising benefit concert for Desert Star Community School at Tequa Plaza in Sedona AZ.
info & tickets at
http://www.desertstarschool.org/raising-the-roof.html | 928.282.0171
Lifetime Arts at the Library
My Myths & Masks adult workshop at Chandler Public Library in Chandler AZ will continue on Tuesdays October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th under the auspices of Lifetime Arts. Our first session on September 29th was a scintillating success: I’m blessed to have a lovely group of “Lifetime Artists” who are bringing a wealth of intelligence, creativity, sensitivity, curiosity, personality and life-experience to our exploration of the Inner Mythic Persona through the combined arts of maskmaking and poetry.
DVDs available at
Beginning on Wednesday October 7th and continuing through Wednesday October 28th I’ll conduct my 21st Annual Myths & Masks Artist-in-Residency at Sonoran Sky School in Scottsdale AZ. Wednesday-Thursday October 14th-15th will find us at Chapel Rock in Prescott AZ for our annual SSky Camp art-in-nature experience as part of the overall AiR.
Duo & Trio Doubleheader!
On Saturday October 24th from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM I’ll play pan-global percussion with contemporary fusion flutist Sherry Finzer in two Dia de Los Muertos Festival sets at Mesa Arts Center in Mesa AZ. This event is free and open to the public!
Then on Saturday October 24th at 7:30 PM Sherry and I will be joined by her long-time guitarist Darin Mahoney for a Sherry Finzer Trio concert at Sea of Glass Center for the Arts in Tucson AZ. This show is the Tucson premiere of SFT in a don’t-miss performance of original contemporary instrumental fusion compositions and inspired improvisations: John Diliberto of Echoes Radio calls Sherry’s sound “winged chamber music” and Will Ackerman of Windham Hill Records has written of Darin’s sound “The overall impression is of being in a place you know well and love deeply, but being suddenly amazed one afternoon that the view is so spectacular.”
info & tickets at
In the Sacred Groove Grove
As the growing tribe of Temenos Quartet lovers know, we take our name from the ancient Greek word for sacred grove and bring that timeless concept into the present with our sacred groove! Heartfelt thanks to all who’ve helped put our INDIEGOGO campaign over the $1K threshold and brought us that much closer to sharing our first album with the world.
You’re invited to jump on the TQ bandwagon at
And as a taste of what awaits you (along with a menu of tasty contributor’s perks) here’s a recent YouTube clip from our Summer Solstice Concert at Monterey Court:
The next mind-groovin’ body-movin’ Temenos Quartet concert will be at the legendary Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood AZ on November 14th at 7 PM.
tickets & info at
On Friday November 13th (my lucky day!) from 10 AM til 4 PM I’ll present a world drumming and percussion workshop at Western National Parks Association in Oro Valley AZ. Enrollment is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.
info & registration at
Photo of the Month
A picture being worth a thousand words (and the popularity of my Poem of the Month feature notwithstanding) I’m going with this shot of the eclipsing super blood moon to close out your October A 440 Newsletter. No worries, I’ll be back next month with a new poem!
photo courtesy Shery Christopher Photography/Dreamtime Arts
~May your vision be clear and your magic strong
this month and throughout the year~
Kindness toward those smaller and weaker than ourselves
is the truest measure of strength.
musician • poet • performing & recording artist • maskmaker • storyteller • educator