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.

She has been kind enough to include my work on many of her CD collaborations and productions.  Visit Carolyn’s Bandcamp page and be amazed (as I always am!) at how prolific she is.  Visit my Discography page to see the specific CDs of Carolyn’s on which I appear – they will link to her pages where you may hear and purchase them.

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

It was once again an absolute joy to gig and record with Nat in recent years.

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” (really!) – is Jonathan Rundman.  Visit his site and support his great music.  Thank you Jonathan!

Juliet Lyons – Artist I admire

Juliet is a wonder, capable of soaring atmospheric vocals, electronic instrumentals, writing and performing pop – just an amazing talent!

Tony Cuchetti – Friend that I sometimes share a stage with!

Tony’s vibe is an instantly comfortable folksy, country aesthetic that is pure Americana.  You definitely want to catch him live, which shouldn’t be hard as he maintains a staggering show schedule especially in MN and WI – with all due respect to James Brown, no one in music works harder than Tony Cuchetti!