On May 13th I was in New Orleans to attend the annual Zone Music Reporter awards show. Zone is the group that tracks ariplay for the new age genre and its many subcategories, at least some of which I fit into. This year, in addition to records I mastered winning Album of the Year (Erik Scott, In the Company of Clouds), Best Contemporary Instrumental (Eski, again...greedy bugger), and Best Ambient (Jeff Pearce, Follow the River Home), Kathryn Kaye's lovely "There was a Time" (produced by Will, Kathryn and me, and recorded, mixed and mastered by me) won Best Piano with Instrumentation. At the end of the night they present the Best New Artist award, presented this year by Neil Tatar...who called my name! I am so thankful to all the folks at radio who play the music...sharing this little dream of mine with other ears and other lives. Eternally grateful for the recognition, and glad that 2016 marked a year of return to speaking with my own musical voice.