Superb solo piano artistry Mary Lydia Ryan – LITTLE RED BOAT: What strikes me most about Mary Lydia’s solo piano artistry as I listen to the opening title track, “Little Red Boat“, is her passionate mix of perfect pacing with elegant chords… a really good way to become more familiar with her beautiful styling is to watch/listen to her performance from two years ago…
…simply beautiful, is it not? If you want to see/hear more from Mary Lydia, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to her YouTube channel – I did!
Her work has been nominated for “Album of the Year” with Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, and as I enjoy the swaying beauty she projects on the 3:42 “Floating On A Gentle Breeze“, it’s easy to hear why she was nominated.
I know that wherever Mary Lydia is playing this coming spring/summer, I will make it a point to be there (she’s from the Seattle area, right up the road from me); the joy she plays with on one of the shorter pieces (2:03), “Gentle Sunshine“, is well worth the purchase of the album, to be sure… I can easily see this piece getting airplay ’round the globe!
Having navigated the splendor of the Puget Sound myself, I can easily envision how Mary Lydia’s composition, “Sailing This Sea Alone“, came to realization… her full-bodied chords, and masterful use of the upper notes, blend together to make for a truly pleasant journey.
Of the dozen splendid solo piano pieces Mary Lydia offers up for your enchantment, it was easy to choose my personal favorite… it’s the longest cut on the release, and she uses the 6:23 length of “Ocean of My Soul” to taste the beauty she’s creating for your ears.
I give Mary Lydia a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for her superb collection of inspiring songs. Get more information at the Mary Lydia Ryan website. Rotcod Zzaj
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