Music at Noon, Feb 3, 2016 – Sacramento, CA
By all accounts, last month’s Music at Noon show in Sacramento was a big success:
the audience cheered, the show host, Brad, seemed very happy (He actually said
our show was “the most diverse” show he had ever had there!), and I pulled off
three challenging classical pieces as well as doing a bunch of original music
and even some standards, joined by singer Danielle Wachowski and flutist
“Sing Joyfully for Christmas” is an original holiday carol I wrote a few months ago. I conceived of this as a straight-forward, fun, classic Christmas carol. In this recording, I sing it solo at the piano… yet I wrote the music for at least two voices, imagining a choir singing it. Maybe some day one will!
My brother Jonas and I are both songwriters. A couple of months ago we performed some of our songs for an outdoor party at a friend’s house. Included here are several unreleased songs of mine that you probably have never heard before:
The song clips on this video are from:
“My Thing of Beauty” is new love song I wrote. Though I wrote this originally for my wife, I think it speaks to the need for us to recognize the beauty and worth of each other, and how in a great loving relationship we can be that for each other. It also speaks to my inner romantic, and the desire to let my woman know what she means to me. The theme of this song reminds me of songs such as Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” and Bruno Mars’ song of the same name.
Because sometimes you need a reminder of how wonderful you are…
As always, thank you for watching my videos and listening to my music. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I enjoyed writing it: Continue reading
Last month my brother, Jonas Goslow, performed with me onstage for an event in Rocklin, Ca. This was significant because although we are both professional performers and ALWAYS play music at home when we get together, we had NEVER performed together onstage since grade school (!) (That is, with the exception of some impromptu performances we did while traveling in South Africa, England, and Ireland in 2011).
The band (left to right) Damian Chambers (drums), Michael Falsetto (guitar), Chris Goslow (vox/keys), Jonas Goslow (vox). Photo by Charr Crail. 4/12/14 Rocklin, CA
My brother is also a fantastic songwriter in his own right (visit his website) and a great singer (he performs the
Several weeks ago I performed for the second time at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. For this “Music at Noon” concert I played classical, originals, and standards but had the additional twist of a singer, my good friend Danielle Wachowski, singing several popular standards. Danielle also sang my original song “Fearless Heart,” with me accompanying at the piano.
I originally recorded “Fearless Heart” for my album “I Love You” with Beth Duncan, and for this live performance the result was delightful. I was greatly honored to have Danielle sing my song. Enjoy the video!
“Fearless Heart” by Chris Goslow
A few years ago I completed a collection of piano pieces called “Waterfall: Original Piano Music.” The front runner of the collection was a piece called “Winter Glass,” which people repeatedly noticed and talked about, and which I also performed frequently at my shows. In fact, the piece almost made it into an independent movie, and though that never came through I still see the potential for this little piece to do more things. Last year a band I was playing with offered to play this song as a piano rock performance (or “rockified”), which up until then had only been done as a solo piano piece. I was excited by the idea, and we did one performance of it which fortunately I recorded.
A couple of weeks ago I debuted a new song dedicated to my wife. I was at a voice recital put on by my voice teacher Larisa Bryski, and I surprised my wife with this love song right in front of everyone gathered at the Shine Cafe in Sacramento, CA. My wife had no idea what was coming, had never heard the song, didn’t know I wrote it much less was planning to present it… and fortunately, without me even asking her to, she got out her phone and filmed this recording (before she even knew what it was!). I also happened to record the audio of my performance, which I spliced together to share with you here so you can share in this moment of loving trickery.
So I keep realizing how important it is to just keep creating and sharing what I got going on. Today I made this quick video (with a little camera work from my wife) of me performing a verse I wrote called “Punchline King.” This is actually one verse of a 3 verse song that I have been working on, which is intended to be about the lyrics and the piano playing, plus ultimately probably drums/bass. This is it in its current form. Hope you like:
This is a verse I performed for my good buddy Allan Samson aka “The Next Level” at my interview with him last month. I think this is a powerful verse with a positive message. Note: I did not do the beat, it was on at the radio station. If you know what it is, please let me know and I will amend this post. 😉
(performed on the Next Level TV in Hayward, CA 8/4/13)
“Life is Beautiful”
by Chris Goslow