"Moments" is a soft, entrancing solo instrumental journey by one of The Chapman Stick's early musical pioneers. It's been a favorite with massage therapists (and anyone who wants a little mental relaxation) who say it relaxes the soul but doesn't bore you to tears like most synthetically produced "new age" records. The Stick is played with the fingers directly on the strings and allows a master player to produce passionate tones that can soften the hardest of hearts. You can enjoy this music at home, work, in the car or just about anywhere.
One of the instrument's earliest pioneers and one of Emmett Chapman's first students, Michael is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with 38 years experience. Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument, the Chapman Stick is unique, versatile and probably the most expressive musical instrument ever devised. The result is music that sounds unlike any other instrument.
Devoted to spreading Knowledge of the Chapman Stick, Michael has performed at over a thousand festivals, fairs & corporate events combined. Carlos Santana said his music is "a gift from the heart". He's been an opening act for The Beach Boys and has introduced many to the new instrument including Mick Fleetwood, Herbie Hancock, Keith Emerson, Steve Morse and others.
His albums and music have spread worldwide and he's shared his talents with well over a million people in the last decade. His music has been featured on national radio, television appearances and a short documentary. His musical style encompasses light jazz, classic rock, latin, Hawaiian and other influences. With a catalog of 19 releases he is the most prolific Chapman Stick recording artist to date.