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Farewell to the Northwest, Touring Continues, and Selling a Place of Inspiration

Farewell to the Northwest but Touring Continues

 

Deirdra and I would like to thank you for all your interest and support of my music over the years. We are in transition now with selling our home in Oregon (see below) and moving back to California to be closer to family.  I plan to continue creating new music and touring performances, just from a new home base.  Let me know if you would like for me to come to your community to perform.

Click to sample my various programs:

My recent “Celtic Pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s World” performances all ended in standing ovations with several audience members volunteering their response to the program. (here are just a few):

“You gave us an experience that was magical and uplifting. People left feeling in a higher ‘space’ than they came in with. It was profound!”

Alan Minor, Portland

“The escape was ethereal and just what the Doctor ordered for lowering everyone’s BP!   Thank you for such a melodic and edifying transport from the everyday grind to the sublime.”

Nancy Ames, Houston

Selling a Place of Inspiration

John listens for music in the garden

 

Musically, everything has come in stages, where I seek out inspiration and stop everything else to try to capture it when it comes.

 

 

 

 

 

I then write it down and try to get to know it better.

 

 

 

 

Later will come recording and ultimately performing it in concert to share with all of you.

 

 

 

 

Our home grew out of a similar approach where we wanted to live in a place of inspiration leading us to buy some land on top of a ridge overlooking the Willamette Valley.

 

Another 12 hour day and I am wondering will I ever play the harp guitar again

 

 

 

Deirdra coordinated the design and we both jumped in to help out with the construction, one board, rock and plant at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John in the “Great Room” under construction

Deirdra acid stains the concrete floor in the “Great Room”

(this is not to say we could have done it without the help from dear friends and local trades people).

The “Great Room” Looking South

 

The “Great Room” Looking West

 

The “Great Room” Looking East into the Kitchen

 

 

 

We have hosted great friends,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrated magical gardens,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plucked through many Harp Guitar Retreats,

 

 

 

 

 

and experienced joy and laughter here.

 

 

 

This is where some of the greatest moments of my life happened, for which I am most grateful. It is now time to move on to new adventures.

As you see, we are not just selling a house, but a place of great inspiration.

 

If you would like to see more vividly the work of art that we have called home these past twenty years, click to take a VIDEO TOUR, 3D HOUSE TOUR, or to explore the HOUSE LISTING.

Let us know if you, or someone you know, might want to be the next owner/caretaker of this visionary place that seems a world apart.  Perhaps it will be a place that will inspire your next adventure.

Wishing you all the best,

John and Deirdra

Remembering My Venice High School Motto “Rowing, Not Drifting” (one or the other will have an oar in the water)

Harp Cliff Cottage Overlooking the Willamette Valley

 

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