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.Read More
Descant’s music is, at the heart, the work of a storyteller. She has a view of the world and her place in it, and uses her music to communicate this. There’s very little about her music that is not autobiographical. Her songs are pages from a diary which she opens and reads to her listeners.Read More
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.Read More
I also love to use this time to think back on the year, pondering on what went right and what could be improved on, not just with teaching but with gigs and composing - and managing my schedule. Having space from the hustle gives me perspective and clarity.Read More
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."Read More
Tonight I'll be accompanying Anadelia at GP's Restaurant. We'll be playing Jazz standards and more as part of The Riverview Jazz Festival. Founded in 2013, this festival is committed to bringing jazz to the peopleRead More
Solo singing and pianio Gig tonight at GP's - Celebrating Sunshine, Spring and Life thru music... 6-9. Covers from all ages, jazz, pop, rock and more...Read More
'Conscious music for challenging times. A topical edition with lyrics and vibes that really speak to every aspect of the human experience. Real music for people who feel music!' - Mark DevlinRead More
"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-
"So it's finally here, tonight's the night. My CD Release party for All Love. I'm listening thru the trax on CD baby one last time, before they go live later tonight.
How do I feel you might ask? After months of planning and thinking of this moment... I feel scared, vulnerable, excited, and ready for it to be out!Read More
Sweet, sweet harmonies of original folk songs sung with passion by Dara Eagle and Yours truly at 8:30 at Greenhouse Cafe, in Bay Ridge. Two strong women singer-songwriters unite once again, speaking our truth thru intertwining melody and harmony. Folky, beautiful, powerful music.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I'm excited to be part of this event for Earth Day, putting on sale for the 1st time, my painted postcards of beautiful nature for $10 each. I'll also bring my new canvas that I've been working on ... Gowanus #1Read More
What what?!? That's right, I went to the UCB training headquarters in Manhattan to be part of an experiment called the Audience of One. 4 UCB comedians did 10min standup just for me. The whole thing was filmed and streamed live.Read More
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!Read More
I'm so stoked!!! I was invited to perform a few songs as part of this esteemed showcase of NYC women who have been rockin' the scene with their power, wisdom and talent. I have so much respect for these fearless women. I'm ready to rock out at the historic Red Lion on March 8th!!!Read More
I'm headed to the SCBWI conference this weekend. I'm so excited to be surrounded by writers and illustrators, publishers and agents of children's books.Read More
Bullfrog Bullfrog was accepted to it's second film festival! SCIFF takes place Nov 3-6. I will let everyone know our screening date and time!
I composed the final song, Grenouille Taureau for this delightful little film. Congrats to Won27 Productions!Read More