Musical Influences / Favorite Albums

  • John Coltrane - Ballads
  • Bill Evans - Live at the Village Vanguard
  • Pat Metheny - The Pat Metheny Group and Travels
  • Jan Garbarek - Ragas and Sagas
  • Zakir Hussain - Making Music
  • Eberto Gismonte - Magico
  • Chick Corea - Friends
  • Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
  • Christopher Parkening - The Artistry of Christopher Parkening

    Stevie Wonder, Thelonius Monk, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Joe Farrell, Cannonball Adderly, L. Shankar, Luther Vandross, Larry Graham, Michael Brecker.

    Favorite Reads

  • Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu (Stephen Mitchell translation)
  • History of Mysticism - The Unchanging Testament by S. Abhayananda
  • Gospel of St. Thomas - Gnostic Bible
  • The Essential Rumi (Coleman Barks with John Moyne translation)
  • Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold
  • Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup

    Hobbies

    Garden, carpentry work, cook, travel, write poetry, doodle. Studies and practices: Tai Chi; herbology; different religious faiths and their beliefs; holistic healing methods and techniques such as Macrobiotic cooking, various massage styles, Qi gong and acupuncture.

    Home Life

    Happily married, living in greater Atlanta (when not on the road) with her husband Steve, two black cats named Otis and Tunisia, and her puppy Wally.