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:
- “Celtic Pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s World”
- “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit“
- “Twenty Strings of Magic“
- “The Father of the Classical Guitar – Homage to Fernando Sor“
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
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.
Deirdra coordinated the design and we both jumped in to help out with the construction, one board, rock and plant at a time.
(this is not to say we could have done it without the help from dear friends and local trades people).
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.
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