Dr Mary’s Thoughts about Her Songs

Back Yard Orchestra June 2013

God’s Orchestral gift in my back yard…..

There is music in the wind and I thank God for calling me to the back porch to hear His song.  I bring my guitar with me.  My face to the breeze, I sit on my back porch.  I see the vibrant green of the freshly cut grass in the valley below.  At first, the […]

Dr. Mary’s heart-health and happiness at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Hello and thank you for reading, again.  Sorry I haven’t kept you informed.  It’s just been a rough time to wrap my feelings around and express myself…I know, that sounds crazy coming from ME!  Laughing, here!  But, YES, there ARE times when even I am speechless.  I’ve struggled for God’s guidance and for my own […]

Without Family I’m a musical maniac! They need to come home and save me from myself!

My family has been gone for the past 12 days. I also relish the time alone, though I miss them so much. There’s less laundry and I can stay up late or get up early and listen to my birds and eat anything I want, mostly healthy things that they don’t like. But, mostly what […]

Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart

The birth of “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”

With the help of my encouraging husband, Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart was finally published and will soon be up and running through Amazon and other sites. Most of the pieces in this book came rushing into my heart and fingers from January 2010 though April 2010. I had never been inspired in quite […]

SPANISH music, a passion for a farm girl from Kansas? Who knew? Here’s an example…

Here’s one of the Spanish songs I just finished recording, Caballo Viejo There are ultimately THREE projects that I’m presently close to finishing, “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”, the collection of classical originals mixed between my versions of several traditional Spanish romantic songs that I sing on, and my originals that I sing and have […]

Recording at Raven Recording for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” is FINISHED!! YAY

Recording at Raven Recording for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” is FINISHED!! YAY

After my visit with visit at the University of Wisconsin with Javier Calderon, I knew that it was necessary to record the collection of pieces for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”. This collection was written and transcribed in memory of my dear friend, James Smith, long time professor and head of the guitar department […]

A Sample of the manuscript for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” audio with tabs and notation...

A Sample of the manuscript for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” audio with tabs and notation…

Here’s an example of one of the pieces that will ultimately be included in the “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” collection. I’ve decided to include tablature as well as simple notation to make my songs approachable to many types of players. Each piece has a title page that includes a picture of James and […]

Javier Calderon at the University of Wisconsin was Kind and Encouraging

Javier Calderon at the University of Wisconsin was Kind and Encouraging

My musical and personal life has been so full that I haven’t found the chance to fill you in. I’ll try to catch you up over the next week or so. Thank you for reading and listening. First my project, “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”. It’s nearly in for a landing. 3 weeks ago, […]

Give it a Whirl, Farmer Earl

Give it a Whirl, Farmer Earl

Remember my dad, Earl Kleinsorge?  This song was written for him, and I’m happy he heard it while he was still with us. Farmer Earl is part of a collection of children’s songs that I wrote and that is available on CD or download. Earl Kleinsorge was an unusually talented and bright man.  He only […]

I Don’t Wanna Say Good-Bye…YouTube for Momma, Dena Kleinsorge

Ok, so we’ve loved being in Baja.  But, it’s meant that I couldn’t spend as much time with Mom as I have in recent years.  I went back for two trips to visit during our time away.  Seeing her struggle with purpose and the sense of happiness saddened my heart and made it even harder […]