Last fall I received an order for a copy of Aurora Borealis, my instrumental flute-dulcimer CD. Since the purchaser’s name was unfamiliar, I wrote and asked how he found out about my music. Eric’s answer delighted me. It’s taken me a while to get around to sharing it with you, but here it is. It is always particularly heartwarming when my music is found and appreciated in a random way, and then spread to others, especially through a car window in a park! Thanks Eric (and thanks for ordering it again as gifts to others).
(PS: Curious? Pre-listen/download Aurora Borealis here.)
Sept 24th, 2014
I am a hammered dulcimer player and came upon your CD for sale in Cooper Landing Grocery last summer on my first trip to Alaska.
I must tell you this story: It became my “theme music” for 10 days as I fished, hiked and drove all around discovering the many beautiful sights and people of Alaska (including Talkeetna…. I met Mr. Stubbs, the Mayor! ). I never did get to see the Aurora Borealis while in Alaska, but I was able to imagine the Northern Lights while listening to your music.
On the last evening as the sun was going down, I was sitting in the car in an Anchorage park with your music playing. Another couple drove up. They came over and asked about the beautiful music. I explained what I had learned from the CD jacket and your website. They told me that they had just arrived in Alaska and were starting their vacation. I popped the CD out of the player and gave it to them with the jacket and case, wishing them that they get inspiration and peaceful experiences with it as I had. I never even learned their name.
I had downloaded the music to my laptop and my cell phone during the trip, so I’ve been able to still listen to it. Sometimes I listen to it to meditate. Sometimes I listen to it to bring back the smells and feelings of Alaska. As a fellow musician, I really appreciate the tremendous skill and gift that you have in your music….
I’d dearly like to have another original CD. If you could sign it: “To Eric – A Fellow Alaskan Spirit”, that would be very nice.
Attached is a picture of me up on one of the Denali glaciers below the peak ……. An unusual crystal clear blue morning. Special moments.