2003 Grammy Award Winners
If there are such things as musical constants in the universe, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel must appear on any such list. Few, if any, artists consistently, through the years, have delivered such a consistent flow of quality music. The duo who hails from the Pacific Northwest are possessed of unassailable integrity and immense talent.
Acoustic instrumental music simply doesn’t get any better – period. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that these two supremely talented musicians have released yet another excellent album. A Moment’s Peace deserves a place on the CD shelf of any acoustic music lover, no matter how many previous Tingstad and Rumbel recordings already sit there. The CD earns my highest recommendation with almost laughable ease.
Bill Binkelman KFAI-FM
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
The music of Tingstad and Rumbel speaks to the heart and creates deep feelings of peace. Understated, yet powerful, the artists and the music encourage an appreciation for community and stewardship.
In a world filled with constant "noise," moments where we can leave stress at the door and be completely carried away into imagination and relaxation, are limited. Tingstad and Rumbel's music brings this much needed serenity to the listener.
Music has been called a mysterious power due to its remarkable ability to change moods, attitudes and even blood pressure! Over the course of their career, Tingstad and Rumbel have been flattered and humbled time and again when their music has been used for such important moments as: births, weddings, illnesses, deaths and other significant passages. Reluctant to suggest that their music is healing, it does seem however to encourage a sense of wellness and comfort.
This project was designed to focus on slower tempos which tend to support needed moments for rest, relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. The title was inspired by a phrase that both their mothers would say - we would love a moment's peace.