Close Quarters (Mother’s Day Reflections)

My mom, my little brother, and me, circa 1970.

This Mother’s Day, I find myself equally grateful for my own mom and for the blessing of being a mom. I wrote the following piece just a little over 20 years ago, when I was …

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The Music - raw video of a new tune

I shared this “footage from the wild” of the debut of a new tune over on Facebook, and realized it would only right to share here on carolynarends.com. This moment was captured Thursday, July 27, 2017, during a concert at the end of our week teaching and singing at Camp …

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Rudolph Live - A Yuletide Throwback Thursday

Most folks who know my music also know Spencer Capier–his contributions on violin, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki and vocals have helped define my work for pretty much my whole career. But some folks know I used to tour with not one but two “Spencers” (often referred to as “The Spenci,” …

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Good Thing Going (And going, and going …)

 

Valentine’s Day will soon be here … Mark Arends and I have celebrated about 30 or so Feb 14s (27 of them as man and wife.) I wrote this song for him in 1997 and you know what … I still mean it. So today’s #TBT (a song …

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The Sound (a new lyric video)

A little something for your Advent reflections … with love!