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fall 2020 LIve from Tomales Bay

​​ When I moved to Inverness in 1989 with a broken heart, I rented a house on stilts directly on Tomales Bay in West Marin. 
 Then over some months back in South Dakota, my mom grew sick with cancer and…

May 2020

painting by Ronald Dong, husband of Rhiannon's sister, Janet

In the ’90’s I lived in a very small cottage built on stilts at the edge of Tomales Bay in Northern California. Extending out onto the bay was a simple but…

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January 2020

2019—Touring with Gimme5 and Bobby McFerrin, all over Europe, US, Canada. 
In duo with Laurence Hobgood master pianist, eastern Australia. 
With Margie Gillis queenly genius dancer, Montreal, Canada . 
And my own teaching, reaching brave new levels of skill and…

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Spring 2019

Over a year ago, Margie Farmer, my manager and I, decided to concentrate on creating a viable and enduring scholarship program for singers of color and working artists who want to study with me. We strive to support a diverse…

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November 28, 2018

Everything is stark contrast. 
Tour with Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 taking us to wonderful European cities. 
Grand opulence in the center of each city, with performances that are artistic, challenging and big learning about focus and the musical mind of…

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March 2018

In 1994 after I went to India with Fran Peavey and a group of social change activists and artists, Fran got the idea to take a group of women to the former Yugoslavia which was in the midst of a…

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December 2017

Ohhh, it cracks my heart to read Laurel Murphy’s account of visiting holy places in India just now in 2017. 
It has reminded me of my own time in India so I thought I would revisit some memories of that…

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Late summer 2017 

Unbelievable and totally real times here on planet earth wouldn’t you say? 
I often write about music magic while touring and the richness of life on the farm in Hawaii. 
Here’s what strikes me again and again in the last…

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May 2017

All the while the spring comes on. 
Everything seems like madness and cruelty but the plants continue on. 
Starts with little blossoms. 
Here in Hawaii the blossoms are incredibly fragrant. 
You know, fruit trees, citrus, macadamia nuts, coffee, cacao and…

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March 2017

Precious times.  
Ridiculous times. 
Gathering tools and energy to keep our souls alive. 
Three transformative workshops in Hawaii at Leo Nani farms in January and February this year.  Mele a Hakuwale, All The Way In and The Nature of Voice…