From Shalaine in Tacoma, WA 

Hello! Just wanted to tell you that my husband Oz and I were so blessed to see and hear you in the Sea-Tac airport mid-December. What a special moment for us! We actually never did get away together for a honeymoon and this was going to be our first little get away since our wedding. We missed our flight in the morning and now we were back at the airport, but a now a little more relaxed as we had some time to get coffee and sit a couple minutes. I didn't yet see you but when I heard the music I instantly…

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From Giovanni C. in Pasadena, CA 

Hi Gretchen, my name is Giovanni, we've never met. I was driving, listening to KUSC, the Classical radio station here in L.A. and all of a sudden a sweet, slow, ethereal yet intense melody started to play.... I had to pull over to the side of the road to Shazam the piece, it was your "Will" playing. How beautiful. Thank You! I am going through a rough patch and your music is food for my hurt soul. If I'll ever travel to Seattle I'll make sure I'll see one of your live performances. Thank You again. …

From Loren in Tacoma, WA 

Dear Listeners,

In my last post, I invited folks to respond to ideas around food and music. Shortly thereafter I received an amazing email from Mr. Loren S., which I have his permission to now share with you. I am so grateful for the heartfelt words sent to me, and I am grateful that people take time to write to me. I am also grateful for warm smiles, kind words spoken, and support felt in so many ways. Thank you. 

Here is Loren's email:

Dear Ms. Yanover...

Last Saturday night, me, my brother and his…

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From Bob in Anacortes, WA 

Gretchen
A week ago Sunday I was in the Seattle Airport. You were there performing. Your music inspired me. My wife had just dropped me off at the airport & I was feeling lost. I travel a lot with my work & she was staying home in Anacortes. 
So... With our Anniversary coming up on the 7th of August. I wrote this in a card that I am sending to her.
Honey:
I 1st heard this song played live in the Seattle Airport after leaving you. The name of the song is: "The Story of an Embrace." Musician: Gretchen Yanover
As…

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From Nancy in Las Vegas, NV 

"Your music is so beautiful!  As if your hands were directly guided by the Lord God Himself by His own personal strings attached to your very hands.  Musicians like you restore my faith in humanity.  Thank you for being a musician."

 

2 from Tom in Nipomo, CA 

Hi Gretchen:

We had just landed in Seattle a couple of weeks ago and my wife (in a wheelchair) went to the ladies room while I waited with my ukulele and our luggage. I was tense and anxious about the things we needed to do next.  Rent a car, negotiate the streets to get to W. Seattle to see our daughter.  And there you were playing so beautifully.  I was mesmerized by your playing and I bought a CD...Bow and Cello.  

And now, as I start to prepare dinner I play the CD again.  I am so moved by it that I…

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From Eric in Ventura County, CA 

Wow, Gretchen, I can not begin to tell you how beautiful your music is. I really enjoy the three downloads that I purchased, from you, when I was in Seattle. There is not one piece that I do not like. I have always liked New Age, but not everything. Your music really puts me in a "place" a different "state of mind". I hear so many different influences in your music. I hope that you come out with more albums, and even visit Southern CA sometime. All the best, Eric

From Bryan in Olympia 

Hi Gretchen,

I just wanted to congratulate you on the success of your concert and the release of your new album!  I am blown away by your new works...there is something about your music that just taps right into the emotional part of my brain.  I'm not a weepy guy, but there were a few songs that had me tearing up...they're that beautiful.

BRAVA! Bryan