Make My Mind Like a Cloudless Sky

“Make My Mind like a Cloudless sky, uninterrupted by the thoughts gone by. From deep with in the silence, I feel such peace. It’s well wishing me down to my feet. It’s kissing me right on the beat.” - Lyndol Descant

More and more I’m finding meditation the key to peaceful living. As the world seems to be falling apart at the seems, and New York becoming Crazytown, USA, I am amazed at the importance of meditation to tap into a perspective that keeps me feeling safe and cared for.

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Launch of Vocal + Piano Forum On PianoGroove!

I’m so so super excited to be launching a new forum on Pianogroove this week. I’ll be leading the discussion on many different fronts that relate to the singing pianist, as well as the accompanying pianist, and musicians in general. I’ve been a gigging musician and teach for the past 8 years, and I love this chance to share my voice on creating inspired music and building skill as a pianist, singer AND singing pianist. I’ll even include exercises. I’m part of a growing number of musicians who no longer buy into the competitive mindset, but instead seek growth and empowerment thru collaboration. Here’s one of my first posts there…

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Friday Night Pianist Residency at Gp's in Jersey City

Tonight I am starting a Residency at GP's in Jersey City. When I posted a video and advertised on my FB just now, someone wrote “Living the Dream!” I'm not sure if they are being sarcastic, (it's hard to tell with social media these days) but truthfully, and humbly, I AM! This has been a dream of mine for quite some time. And I'm overjoyed that it's at GP's; a wonderfully eclectic restaurant and meeting ground for so many of Jersey City's interesting peeps.

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"The candid lyricism of Carly Simon meets the easy listening vocalese of Fiona Apple" All Love Review

The candid lyricism of Carly Simon meets the easy listening vocalese of Fiona Apple on Lyndol Descant‘s new release, All Love. A composer, singer, and pianist, Descant has a musical style that is all her own. Comprised of all original material, her compositions combine/crisscross a number of genres, including blues, soul, folk, and ethereal pop. It’s as though she is saying she has no fear of venturing outside earmarked perimeters.

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5 Star Amazon Review of All Love!

Hers is an eclectic mix of emotions, mad skill, connection to nature, and creativity. Largely piano based, with sincere vocals, it is a self produced recording straight from the heart of Brooklyn. All Love contains 9 original songs that explore philosophical, personal and metaphysical quagmires surrounding the universal subject of LOVE."

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The Set NYC: Women in Art | Mimas House Hells Kitchen January 2018

"We don't stand alone anymore, we're holding up each other. 
Our children need us, so heed the call, sisters and brothers."
- These are lines from Trauma Storm, one of my songs that I'll be performing at the SetNYC Event tonight in Hell's Kitchen-

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Another Great Album Review for Reach Up

On her self-produced second album, the sublimely talented Lyndol Descant gives us a recording that is melodic and sweet listening for anyone’s ears. I should clarify, that last descriptor could easily be misconstrued as a milquetoast synapses, as if it could just as easily be background music – quite the opposite.

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Album Review for Reach Up

Lyndol Descant's singing blends so achingly well with her piano that she's almost like a one-woman duo. They're both instruments, her voice and her keyboard. When they're locked into each other, which happens often on her new album Reach Up, it is remarkably powerful. From beginning to end, Reach Up is an experience of sound and feeling. Descant isn't restrained by stylistic boundaries, either. Her compositions reach into pop, jazz fusion, and alternative sounds, their elements mixing together in complete harmony.

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Sounds of Freedom

I'm so happy to have my song 'Reach Up' included in the Sounds of Freedom 76 -  a podcast compilation of "conscious musicians" put together by Mark Devlin, a musician and music industry researcher. My song is around the 40th minute, but the whole hour is packed with incredible music that is uplifting, inspiring and loving. Truly loving. 

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Winter Art Show at Greenpoint Gallery

One of the last underground art spaces, Greenpoint Gallery has selected some of my works for their Winter Show. Tonight, March 10th, from 8-12 in this authentic Williamsburg space, we will have our works showcased, juried, all the while bands playing on 2 levels. How fun! 

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