By Rowdy Creek
ROWDY CREEK FINDS MANY AUDIENCES Beverly Ritz's new CD, BY ROWDY CREEK, is piano music that takes the listener on a journey through the California Redwoods and then up the Oregon coast. "The point of my music is to help people find peace and tranquility," Ritz explains. According to fans, this music is both comforting and healing, reminding them of another time when popular music was dominated by composers like Mancini and Jobim, and creating an ambience that is hopeful and serene. Composer/pianist Jessica Williams exclaims, 'I love what I am hearing. You're playing with passion and heart, and it's just beautiful!' Beverly will follow the path of BY ROWDY CREEK wherever it leads her. On August 11, 2007, she found many new fans at her concert at Gold Beach Books in the beautiful Biscuit Building in Gold Beach, Oregon. On August 31st, Ms. Ritz gave a solo piano concert at the Performing Arts Center in Newport, Oregon! This event was the last in a series called JAZZ FRIDAYS, which led up to the JAZZ AT NEWPORT festival. Also, while in Newport, she dined at the Italian Riviera Restaurant in Depoe Bay, and owner/pianist Ric DiBlassi insisted Beverly play a song on his grand. The crowd loved 'By Rowdy Creek!' On October 7, 2007, Indie-Music.com published Denise Squier's review of BY ROWDY CREEK, and it is--to say the least--the review every recording artist dreams about. Ms Squier states that 'the title song is one of the loveliest original piano compositions she has heard in a long time.' And she goes on to exclaim that 'any one of the songs on this CD could easily have been selected for a Narada compilation disc!' On December 2, 2007, Indie-Music.com announced that BY ROWDY CREEK is one of the TOP 25 CDs of 2007!! Beverly Ritz is available for solo and group performances in concert halls & performing arts centers, jazz venues, and educational facilities. If you would like to hear Ms. Ritz's music on a great piano in a venue near you, call the manager. Spread the news about Beverly Ritz & BY ROWDY CREEK!