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 Short Bio:  Philadelphia born, educated with a degree in flute performance, jazz and composition, Esther moved to Alaska in 1997 to live a simple life in a wilderness log cabin.  “Alaska is a place of extreme weather and fiercely independent people.  And it’s beautiful.  I think my songs and style have come to evoke that experience.”

Esther’s extraordinary life has included an Appalachian Trail Thru-hike (’91), 2 years in Tokyo teaching English and busking in the train stations (’92-’93), self-building a cabin while in Alaska (’98), and traversing the U.S. as a touring singer-songwriter (’07-present).  She was also an integral part of Whole Wheat Radio, an 8-year web-radio project (’02-’10) that encouraged discovery and support of independent music, and hosted top-notch touring acoustic musicians for live-webcast house concerts, as well as providing a community gathering space to the local townsfolk.

Quick Quotes:

From Carrie Newcomer, Recording Artist, Singer-Songwriter
“It is an act of courage and bravery whenever we send our art out into the world; but the world so needs works of honesty and truth and worth like these.”

From Peter Mulvey, Recording Artist
“Solid, solid vibrant work. Inspiring.  It’s beautiful.”

From Ray Naylor – Artists You Should Know About Videocast
“Esther writes great songs, her voice is a pleasure to listen to, and her dulcimer playing is intricate, but genuine.”

From Bud Johnson – Producer/Host – Acoustic Accents syndicated radio show,\
“It’s terrific! So good on so many levels. Very diverse in style – kind of quirky in a really fun way (ala Annie Gallup). Nice choice of covers too. It will certainly get some spins on the show starting with this week’s program. Again, I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have an Alaskan artist with a great record that I can showcase on the program. OK I’m starting to gush….”


2013  Stay Warm
2009  Aurora Borealis: Conversations with Alaska’s Northern Lights
2007  Unfinished Houses
2002  Talkeetna Roadhouse Live (out of print)

…a dulcimer, a flute, a song, a smile…