The Spring Hill House Concert Series Spring Hill , TN
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Philip Wesley & Greg Maroney live in concert!
Join solo piano artists Philip Wesley & Greg Maroney for an intimate evening of solo piano music. Get your tickets here now and save! Tickets are only $10 here in advance, or $20 at the door the day of the show. This is a private house concert and seating is limited to 30 people so get your tickets now so you can experience Philip & Greg's music up close and personal.
Doors open at 7:30pm, concert starts at 8pm. Show runs 2 hours, including a 10-15 min intermission.
This concert takes place in a residential area, but there will be plenty of parking on the driveway and on the street. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage and food. We will set up potluck style. Please come casual, we want you to be comfortable. Questions? Contact the venue at 931-698-0552
More about the artists...
Greg Maroney... is a Contemporary, New Age solo piano artist who has composed and recorded 11 CDs of original piano music. He also has music on 3 compilation disks. His music is emotionally rich yet peaceful, capturing the beauty and majesty of life. He can be compared to other masters of contemporary piano such as Wayne Gratz, David Lanz, Michael Dulin, Liz Story, David Nevue, and Jim Brickman. Greg currently lives with his wife on a small farm in south central Pennsylvania. They have chickens, raise a great deal of their own food, and seek to live peacefully and in harmony with nature. A quote from Greg Maroney: "I have been asked many times what inspires me, where does the music come from, what drives me to create. Simple. Nature. Wind, water, birds flying, plants growing, dogs barking, chickens squawking. The love of my wife. Listening to Vladimir Horowitz play all the great classical composers. Or Robert Earl Keen singing Armadillo Jackal. Discovering Pink Floyd 20 years later. A great cup of coffee. Creating something with my own hands. Growing enough in the vegetable garden to share with friends and still enough to then savor all winter. The sound of a freshly tuned tiller or chainsaw. The sound and feel of a freshly tuned piano. Building my barn with only hand tools. In short, all the usual things that surrounds us day to day. I hope you find music in your world and your world in my music."
Greg Maroney's music evokes images and stories from both our memories and imaginations. His original piano compositions are at times variations on simple and pure melodic themes, such as Wing River on "Songs of the Water Rose" and at others intricate patterns or passionate crescendo's found in songs like Esmeralda on "The Copper Hat". His third release, "Sentinel" includes Fire Drake, a fast, fiery song full of joy at the summer weather and thunderstorms, and Avoi Dance, written for his wife Linda as she soaked up the afternoon sun in the hammock. The fourth CD, "Harmony Grove" was inspired from his rural life experience. Songs such as Nature's Fury and The Chicken Chase are his musical interpretations of the immediate natural surroundings. Greg's 5th release, "Wind Chimes", was inspired, as the title suggests, by the collection of wind chimes hanging around the porch. He noticed that even though the chimes remained the same, every day they sang a different song. The direction of the wind, its velocity, the thickness of the air, the mood, all contribute to how one hears the ever-changing combinations and layers of sound. "Seven Valleys", was inspired by the beauty of the region he now calls home, south central Pennsylvania. This area is rolling pastoral farmland, with endless fields of corn and wheat that ripple in the winds, summer thunderstorms and a natural, wonderful inner strength resulting from an independent way of living. "The Garden Gate" songs tell stories about the richness of love, romance, loss, being alive - written honestly and openly from the heart. The wonders of the natural world flourish within the songs and hopefully resonate with the listener's inner heart and spirit. Greg's 2011 release, "the journey", is his musical expression of life's journey. "The Spectrum of Love" released in 2011, is gently emotive and evocative, continuing the expression of his love of life. His latest release, "Hope Resides" is emotionally rich yet gentle. It was recorded during a hurricane that struck the east coast in 2012, a fitting environment for this CD.
Greg has studied classical and jazz piano since age 5. He also studied classical Indian Music and music of the Middle East, and gave performances on the sitar and saz in the early 1970's. Currently he continues to compose, teach and perform in concert both locally and nationally. He and his wife live in an old farmhouse in the country with 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, and his vegetable garden.
Listening to his music, you will find yourself reminiscing, smiling, waltzing and dreaming. www.gregmaroney.com
Philip Wesley... "For me, playing the piano is the most gratifying form of self expression. Where words fail there is music."
The road to the piano for Philip Wesley has not been a straight path. You could say the piano actually found Philip Wesley. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Philip Wesley grew up in a middle class household heavily involved in sports both soccer and football. An avid fan of music during his youth, Philip surprisingly did not begin playing music until the age of 16 when he received his first guitar as a Christmas present. Enraptured by rock music, Philip dove headlong into independent study. He taught himself to read and write guitar tablature, then poured over guitar books, learned songs note for note, and perfected blistering guitar solos.
When Philip entered college a few years later, he decided to major in Music Therapy. During his studies of music and music theory, he was serendipitously introduced to the solo piano music of David Lanz and was instantly mesmerized by it. At the tender age of 20, Philip began his long relationship with the piano. Once again, Philip poured over music books, this time the piano. "People hear that I didn't start playing the piano until age 20 and they are almost always amazed. I tell people that it's not too late to learn something new. When you have the drive, the passion, the dedication and the curiosity to learn something, new doors will open for you."
Upon graduation from college, Philip worked as a board certified psychiatric music therapist for nearly 10 years. During that time he began writing his own soulful piano music, developing his musical voice, and subsequently releasing his albums. To date he has released 6 albums of solo piano music including
'Heart to Hands' A Solo Piano Retrospective: 2002-2012
'Dark Night of the Soul'
'Comfort & Joy'
'In a Lifetime'
"The piano continues to challenge and inspire me; I can play my whole life and still not master this magnificent beast. I'm not a virtuoso pianist by any stretch of the imagination, just an artist that takes great satisfaction in having a positive impact on people's emotions."
Philip Wesley's music has been featured in radio, TV, and print, and has been nominated by various publications including 'Wind and Wire', 'Solo Piano Publications', and 'Mainly Piano' as some of 'the best of' solo piano albums. His album 'Dark Night of the Soul' continues to be a best seller on the iTunes charts, recently peaking at #1 in his genre. And it continues to be one of the best selling albums on CD Baby, the world's largest independent music store.
The Spring Hill House Concert Series (View)
2948 Buckner Lane
Spring Hill , TN 37174