My friend CZ Wick

Several weeks ago in March of this year, I lost a very dear friend quite suddenly.  He died peacefully in his sleep at 59 of heart failure.  I have lost many people in my life; a stepfather, grandparents, aunts and uncles –  distant friends, parents of friends, acquaintances, business colleagues.  But never a best friend.  CZ and I played music together and he even sang in some of my gigs last year.   A week after his death I woke up at 5 and began writing a song as a dedication to our long and close relationship.  It helped  immensely to process this loss and begin the long road of acceptance  .     .    .

If you’d like to hear “Dear Friend”,  I’ve posted it under the “LIVE MUSIC” page.



What a great musical performance last night!

You really had a special touch of soul and emotion that infused many of your songs that was riveting.

The ballad-folk style of many of your songs seems to capture and express feelings that make the listener want to hear more.

We left expressing our hope that we will be able to buy your new CD as soon as it is produced.

We had a wonderful time.”    Ronald D. Rosen


“Your music, your beautiful voice, your narration and sense of humor, were all wonderful, and the audience was totally there and completely into it. The music that you sang was just beautiful, including the new songs that I haven’t heard before.  You sounded and looked great on stage.”   Greg F.

“I had the best time last night!!!!  You were terrific.  So engaging and beautiful on stage!  Plus, your voice is amazing; so rich and evocative. I’m a fan.”   Lisa F.

“We so enjoyed the other night.  We both love your new style, a little western perhaps, it suit’s you.  I have the cd and play it in transit, I love it.”    Diane L.

@Genghis Cohen

Carey Appel begins her first in a series of Southern California performances with an intimate set at Genghis Cohen.  Here Carey’s true soul and exquisite voice resonated to a full house leaving all wanting more.