Friends, Influences, Artists I admire

Carolyn Koebel –  Friend, colleague, lifeline, muse!


I am always proud to be a part of Carolyn’s recordings, gigs and music therapy conference presentations.

Get the triple CD she produced called Honoring the Passage: Voices from Hospice Music Therapy and Beyond. She was kind enough to include a number of my original songs and arrangements on this collection, which features work from more than forty music therapists and musicians.

CK at trap set
Natalia Peterson –  Friend, multi-gifted writer and performer

I am delighted to be collaborating and gigging with Nat again.

Visit her web site and marvel at her many talents!

Todd Rundgren –  Influence, my musical mentor since I was 17
Todd album cover, 1974. Always wanted to do my hair like this but haven’t…yet.
Michelle Areyzaga  –  Artist I admire

In 1996, G. Schirmer (via Hal Leonard) published my arrangement of Albert Hay Malotte’s The Lord’s Prayer for high voice with classical guitar accompaniment.  Michele Areyzaga, wonderful and renowned Chicago-area soprano, has been gracious enough sing this arrangement as an encore at some of her past recitals.  Thank you Michelle!

Jonathan Rundman –  Artist I admire

Another wonderful musician who just happened to write a verse about my grandfather Gerhard in his song “Robert Traver Blues” is Jonathan Rundman.  Visit his site and support his great music.  Thank you Jonathan!