Rick Bockner, Plinio Cutait, Barbara McDaniel and Billy Oskay bring together 4 diverse musical lives to create this beautiful musical dialogue between piano, guitar, violin, and vocal textures. The music here is intended for those moments when you want to relax- meditating, body work, quiet times at home, or in a hot bath. Egrégora is a Portuguese word meaning "common soul". This collaboration catches the right mix of melody, mood, and tasteful playing, to take the listener into the music and themselves.
Rick Bockner is a Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and performer. He has a unique and original way of playing acoustic guitar that has earned him audiences in North America and Europe. He has studied the guitar since he was a boy growing up in St. Louis and hearing the folk music and blues that would shape his style.
Plinio Cutait lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He began to study classical piano at age 5. Later he began to write his own music and branched out into jazz. His combined gifts of good technique and an expressive heart make his music full and delicate at the same time.
Barbara McDaniel grew up in a home full of singers. Her grandmother sang gospel songs while doing chores, and Barbara continues to open up peoples' hearts with her voice. She rose to the challenge of a vocal part without words admirably and with spirit.
Billy Oskay joined the principle artists with his mastery of the violin to round out the rich sounds of this quartet. Billy has been a recording artist and sound engineer for many years and it was at his Big Red Studio in Corbett Oregon that this recording was made.
The music presented here is an offering to the many people who requested a good recording of some of the music they have performed. It will find a listening audience with anyone who enjoys real musicians, playing beautiful tunes, on real instruments, from the heart. Egrégora - common soul.