Emma's first original song, "Reflections," was arranged for choir and sung
at her high school graduation ceremony held at the Eastman School of Music
in Rochester, NY. She has a great photo of playing guitar and singing on
the quad at St. Lawrence University where she'd earned her teaching degree
and, years later, a similar photo at a concert in Union Square Park, NYC.
As an actor, Emma trained with director Mike Nichols, improv great Paul Sills, and Gene Hackman at the New Actors Workshop. She was a founding member of New Jersey Rep, where she performed with the late Kim Hunter. Emma continues to balance her love for music, theater, teaching and performing. She has taught theater at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx and given workshops on performing throughout the U.S. She recently appeared as Claire in Proof by David Auburn at The Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, NY.
"Making this CD was a demanding and happy adventure. We had to reach new levels of harmony with each other before the right blend could manifest in our music. We believe in the healing power of music for both the musician and listener. To a large extent, we created this music to uplift the individual who may be going through a hard time personally."
After Kevin drove his family crazy by imitating nearly every sound he heard
through his entire childhood, his parents were thrilled when he finally left
for college. The now Dr. Kevin McKay, a chiropractic internist, earned his
doctorate in chiropractic medicine in 1979 and has since been practicing
functional medicine in Stuart, Florida. Dr. McKay's entertaining teaching
style has helped thousands improve their health, and has made him a sought
after speaker throughout the UK, Israel, Canada, and the U.S. Dr. McKay
teaches courses in healthy living and thinking to lay audiences, college
students, as well as natural medicine to health professionals. He has never
lost his passion for vocal sound effects, of which several musical
instruments and animal sounds can be heard on Keystone's CD, NO LIMITATION.
"The creation of our new CD, was very aligned with my work in the healing arena. The songs include many key principles crucial to the healing journey - the same ones I teach to my patients and audiences. Principles include breaking through limitations we've made for ourselves that limit what's possible in healing; rising above the temptation to blame our circumstances on things outside ourselves, thus entering into the liberated state that claiming self-responsibility creates; learning to trust our heart and inner guidance to find our way; and finally to the later stages of the journey where co-workership in service is what matters most."
Mary Carroll Moore is a visual artist, singer, and writer and writing teacher who lives in a small lakeside town near Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband, Tony, and their long-haired miniature dachshund, BJ. Her pastel landscape and still life paintings have won multiple awards and are in private, corporate, and university collections throughout the U.S. She writes a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times syndicate and is the author of ten published books. She teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center, the oldest nonprofit writing school in the country and is hard at work finishing her first novel. She's been singing with Keystone for many years, performing nationally; "Melody" is the first song she's ever written.
Larry has performed for over thirty years on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, ukelele, and as a singer/composer/producer.
He has been a featured instrumentalist with Dolly Parton, Lucy Arnaz, Lester Lanin, Belinda Carlisle, "Papa" John Phillips, John McD and the McDLT and has led bands on Her Majesty's Ship, the QE2. In 1997 he was the bandleader for the New York Yankees and his recent national television appearances include Rosie O'Donnell, Breakfast Time and Michael Moore's TV Nation. On the off-Broadway stage he appeared as Spike Spaldeen in The Song of Singapore.
Original compositions range from songs to soundtracks, including twenty four episodes of the popular "Hard Hat Harry" kids video series. For the theatre Larry has written the music and lyrics for several shows on the Equity Theatre-For-Young-Audiences circuit. He has released seven albums to date and regularly performs all over the world.
Smokie, despite having no tail, is the best darn cat in this planetary system.
Becky Williams is a Boston area singer/songwriter. She has been a featured or opening performer at many of the region's finest folk clubs, including Boston's premier folk venue, Club Passim, the South Shore Folk Music Club, the Colonial Inn Coffeehouse, and the Acoustic Cafe, along with many others. Becky's performances have brought her to convention center stages in Anaheim, Washington DC, Chicago, Paris, Brisbane, Den Hague as well as others.
Becky is now performing her "Song-telling" program entitled, "The Hero's Journey", at Yoga centers, churches and New Age Venues across the country. In this moving program, she weaves her short stories and songs together to explore our shared human experiences. Her songs, and the accompanying stories she shares, speak of the trials and joys of living an ordinary life filled with extraordinary wonder and meaning. Her engaging performances weave a continuous story, bringing the audience along on a wondrous journey home to the heart. Becky is often accompanied by the beautiful sounds of acoustic lead guitarist, Mark Francis.
Raised in Ohio, Becky eventually settled in the Boston area to pursue her love of writing and to perform her original music. Her inspiring lyrics and melodies carry a message that soothes the heart and uplifts the spirit. Letter after letter from listeners across the country attest to the healing and joyous effect of Becky's music and how she has touched their lives and their hearts with her music.
Becky released her first CD, Dancing in the Mystery, in late 1996, with 10 original songs featuring such local talent as the late Johnny Cunningham on fiddle and a guest appearance by Grammy-Award winner Fred Lipsius on saxophone. Her latest release, The Hero's Journey, was co-produced and arranged by renowned singer/songwriter Ferron. Recorded at one of the premier Boston area studios, it also features an A-list of talented musicians, including Jamie Sieber on cello, Mike Levesque on drums, and Seth Connelly, Mark Francis, and Shelley Jennings on guitar leads.