I've been lucky enough to fall in with a group of wonderful, talented musicians who've embraced me as one of their own. Out of this has arisen a trio called (for the moment) Third Wheel.

 

 

 

 

From the left: Stuart Markus, me, and Glen Roethel.

 

 

Catch my MySpace music page to hear my songs.

 

 

My Guitars

 

El Kabong is a no-name 3/4 sized concert guitar found ridiculously cheap on Craigslist. He had languished in a closet for fifteen years before finding his way to me. He was a fixer-upper, but my boyfriend is a woodworker of no small skill, and soon he had the tuning machines straightened out and readjusted, the pitted frets filed smooth, and several other finicky adjustments made that revealed the guitar to be a little gem. The more research we've done, the more we've learned that El Kabong has some details of construction that make him a very nice instrument indeed. He has a lovely voice and tremendous sustain.

Paco is a full-size dreadnought, a gift from Glen. He was made by the Korean company SaeHan (now Sunghan Music), one of the better Asian makers of stringed instruments. He has a solid spruce top, a low easy-to-play action, and a sweet voice. He's been around the block a few times and Glen always laughingly says that Paco is indestructible!

 

 

 

Shadow is a Montana Backpacker travel guitar, made by the same company that makes the Ovation guitar. He's just a little guy who'd fit in the overhead compartment on a plane, but he has a full-scale neck that makes him a perfect practice guitar to ride around in the truck with me at work and entertain me on my lunch break.