Pianist and composer Robin Meloy Goldsby is the author of Piano Girl, Rhythm, and Waltz of the Asparagus People. Her six solo piano recordings have attracted a small but loyal following of piano enthusiasts around the globe. Explore this site to discover more about Robin’s books and recordings, to read her monthly posts, to download her electronic press kit, or to find out where she’ll be performing live in the coming months. Sign up for Robin’s newsletter using the contact form on the right.
A Note from Robin
Blue is the hue of a bruise or a sky, a forget-me-not or a curtain of doom; the wail of an alto sax or the joyous cacophony of a returning flock of birds. February might be the cruelest month, but March wins the blue ribbon. Sixty shades of blue-ish gray—pewter clouds and silver sleet, beautiful and gloomy all at once. I love Ansel Adams austerity, but March’s horizon borders on bleak. A little green would be welcome.
At least I’m healthy and I hope you are, too. This month’s essay—“The Krankenhaus Blues”—takes you with me on a trip to a German hospital for an episode of fake appendicitis. Meet my larger-than-life roommate, Patrizia Parrott, sip a little vegan broth (made with real chicken), and experience the wonders of contemporary Krankenhaus care.
Ready for a brighter shade of blue? Take a look at “Purple Blue Hibiscus.” We’ll travel back to March, 1986, and visit Cat Cay, a private island in the Bahamas, where I performed for a Lilly Pulitzer-clad Republican audience alongside a rum-soaked, weed-whacked group of musicians called Dr. Love and the Bahama Cats. Turquoise water, azure sky, and just a few too many blue martinis.
This month I’ll be performing my Magnolia concert program on March 17th in Paris. And if you’re around the Cologne-Bonn area on March 18th, I hope to see you at the Bonn Opera House for the “New York Jazz Connection,” a concert featuring John Goldsby, Marvin Stamm, Hans Dekker, and—possibly my favorite pianist in the world—Bill Mays. Their music will chase away the March blues, guaranteed. Both events are listed below.
As American journalist Doug Larson once wrote: “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”
Here comes the sun. Soon.
Robin Meloy Goldsby’s Magnolia celebrates the arrival of spring. With her relaxing, refreshing, and beautiful arrangements Robin offers the listener forty-five graceful minutes of skillful solo piano. Full of optimism and gentle power, her original compositions echo the subtle change of seasons, while her interpretations of familiar melodies reflect the passing of time. Her music […]
The “Piano Girl” journey continues. “Waltz of the Asparagus People” follows the hero of “Piano Girl,” Robin Meloy Goldsby, and her family to Europe, recounting their adventures and frustrations as they learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, and find new friends. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and always insightful, Goldsby’s lyrical stories reveal […]