"Bye Bye Blackbird (18 Wings)" Available on iTunes

I am so exited to launch my first SOLO single! So much love went into this arrangement as I wanted to honor the depth created by its original composer, Ray Henderson, and lyricist, Mort Dixon, yet bring to life my passion for Konnakol and vocal percussion.

XO Loire


The bird formation is something that I have always been in touch with on a professional and spiritual level. When I teach I often have my students “fly” as they sing to feel the rhythm rather than say it. The V formation that we see birds fly in improves their efficiency particularly over long routes with each bird assuming a specific position to support the others.