i play piano. i write music. I love rhythmic surprises, melodic "aha"s, and harmonic richness.
Thelonious Monk, Ethel Merman, Mose Alison, The Bad Plus, Judy Garland, Jack White, Bonnie Raitt, Patti Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Virginia Woolf, Twyla Tharp, Isabelle Allende, Tom Waits, William Faulkner, Henry Henche, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Cassatt, Gustav Klimt, Gertrude Stein, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Olivier Messiaen
Maceo Parker opening for Ani Difranco at Red Rocks.
I performed a piano duets gig last Tuesday.
"I should've been a drummer", is my explanation of how I play the piano. (There was an old piano in my house when I was a child and it kept me company.) I grew up listening to showtunes, and singing in church, with my mom, and going to RnB and roots rock shows with my dad. I strive for crafted songwriting mixed with complex harmonies and intricate rhythms.
Get invitations to showcase my work • Reach new audiences • Perform in more intimate spaces • Do a new kind of tour • Meet collaborators
I LOVE performing on a real piano.
Deck of Cards by msfridrich LIVE at The Black Cat - Washington DC
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expect a musician hosting musicians. so, expect someone who understands and will communicate clearly and professionally.
We have had a handful of shows in our space, mostly traveling songwriters.
we have a small living room that can host solo acts and duos. We have a piano and guitars and a few amps. We have a PA, but the space is small, so we shy away from bands in the cold months. We can host bigger acts in our backyard when weather is good, which isn't predictable in the D.C. area, but sometimes it's beautiful!