All-American is the first album I've ever created. With the help of my fabulous collaborative pianist, Alicia Santee, we have created a musical story that spans American history . From the American folk song and the Spiritual, to the operatic genius of John Adams, to the contemporary art song of the 21st century, this album has music that will speak to anyone who listens.
All-American also contains two world premieres by contemporary American composers: Juncture Songs by Jesse Kaiser and Ballade Des Pendus by J.R. Thomas. Both of these pieces were written specifically for me by two composers who are my friends and colleagues. I am proud to be able to give these pieces the world-premieres that they deserve!