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I play music because it is how I best express myself. I go out and play music because I truly enjoy the experience of sharing music with other people and I love how it evokes memories and feelings in all of us. And…It is fun!

Songwriting for me has always been a lesson about what is going on in my life and how I am experiencing the world around me.

Some of my earliest music memories are of sitting on top of the organ in my Irish grandparent’s bar room, in Hyannis, MA during ‘Happy Hour’. My grandmother would play the organ and I would sing. Also of my father playing guitar and singing songs to me, like Wildfire and Mr. Bojangos. I took some piano lessons as a young child, but always wanted to play guitar. Eventually, that’s exactly what I did. I received my first guitar for my 13th birthday and started writing songs immediately.

My Italian grandfather was a jazz musician who played in clubs in N.E. and eventually in FL.

I played music on and off throughout my life, though raising three children for many years often left little time to spend on creating music. I really got back into playing music more again around 2005, realizing how much it helped me and missed sharing it with other people. Music continues to help keep me balanced and it keeps fun in my life. I have met some amazingly talented musicians in VT and hope to get to keep listening and playing music with them for years to come.

Some of my favorite artists over the years have been Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Johnny Cash and SO many more.

Going forward, I plan to keep sharing and learning music everywhere I can and to go where it takes me…





About Stefani

I play music because it is how I best express myself. I go out and play music because I truly enjoy the experience of sharing music with other people and I love how it evokes memories and feelings in all of us. And…It is fun! Songwriting for me has always been a lesson about what is going on in my life and how I am experiencing the world around me.   more...

Avenues

Solo:

I can be found performing music solo with my guitars around Vermont. I play and sing a mainly acoustic blend of folk, blues, and country style music. You can see my most recent song list by clicking the Song List link

Duet:

I also quite often perform with a duet partner, Keith Williams (PapaGreyBeard) We book as Stefani & Keith. You can view the Stefani & Keith web site here and Papa Greybeard's web site here.
I am part of a small band called Spider Roulette that has been playing around Vermont since the late '80s. Currently it includes Carrie Cook on upright bass & kazoo; Michael Kirick on harmonica, flute & washboard, Keith Williams on guitar & harmonica and myself. In addition we often have other musicians sit in with us. You can visit the Spider Roulette site here.

CD

What You've Heard (released in 2015) is an 8 song CD, and the first serious recording I have done. Six songs are originals and two are covers. You can listen to clips from it on the MUSIC page. What You've HeardYou can also see a review by Dan Bolles from Seven Days through the NEWS & COMMENTS link. Colin McCaffrey has been the mastermind recording genius behind the songs from the CD. Colin put down almost all instrumentals and some of the vocal harmonies. We worked on these songs throughout 2014 and 2015. You can purchase the album or MP3s of any of the songs on my Music Page.

I plan to head back into the studio in November 2016 to begin recordings for a future CD. Stay tuned.






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