Ari Picker of Chapel Hill, NC, and his band Lost in the Trees, released the album A Church That Fits Our Needs. It has received reviews by Rolling Stone, Paste, PopMatters, and the Washington Post. NPR interviewed him in March.
Saxophonist Grace Kelly of Brookline, MA, released the CD Grace Kelly Live at Scullers featuring Professor Mark Walker (drums) and Berklee students Eric Law (cello), Zach Brown (bass), and (vocalists) Chantale Sterling and Jaime Woods. Visit www.gracekellymusic.com.
Tom Harrison of Los Angeles, CA, was quoted by the Royal Shakespeare Company on its Twitter page. He wrote a song using the text from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130,” which the London 2012 World Shakespeare Festival uses on its website. Visit www.tomharrisonband.com.
In January, violinist Samantha Gillogly of West Brookfield, MA, and pianist Tim Maurice ’09, released the album Celtic Chamber Music. In March the album was ranked third in digital download sales in the Chamber Music and Traditional British & Celtic Folk categories on Amazon.com.