New Age Music by Darlene Koldenhoven
Produced, Composed, Arranged, Performed by
GRAMMY® Award Winner and three-time GRAMMY® Award Nominated Darlene Koldenhoven
Mixing and Mastering by Steve Shepherd
Album & Musicians recorded at TimeArt® Studio, Studio City, California, USA by Darlene Koldenhoven, unless otherwise indicated.
Charlie Bisharat - violin; M.B. Gordy - percussion; Ron Korb - bansari, Irish, whistle and C flutes; Harry Kim - flugelhorn; Catherine Del Russo - oboe; Mike Miller - guitars; Venugopala Raju – tablas & Indian percussion; Gayle Levant - harp;
Joanne Lazzaro - Native American styled flutes, C flute & bass flute; Lyn Bertles - viola; Courtney Jacob - C flute.
Total Music Time: 53:46 Minutes
©2022 TimeArt® Recordings
DarSongs Music ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.
Release Date: October 14, 2022
Cover Images - Shutterstock
Graphic Design - Brian Stroh & Darlene Koldenhoven
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Travel with GRAMMY® Award Winner and three-time GRAMMY® Award Nominated Darlene Koldenhoven and her musicians on the blissful highway with her upcoming new instrumental album, “Traveling the Blissful Highway” (10/14/22). Only four tracks have additional subtle background vocalese instrumentation. All twelve of her compositions and arrangements invite us to go out and see the world and have a good rest at the end of an exquisite day. 53:46 minutes of sounds and timbres keep you balanced, focused, and joyfully relaxed. Darlene performs on keyboard synths, creating a culture of calm; half the album has ethnic influences to keep you on the road and half lets you exit to the rest areas. Even when real travel is not in the picture, pack these traveling soundscapes for your inner and outer journey. With this album, the only passport you’ll need for these destination cities - peace, calm, happiness and bliss is your own mindfulness to visit them and the album as your tour guide.
Darlene says, “After being cooped up so long in Los Angeles, I ventured to London, Las Vegas and Denver during the spring this year for some appearances and was so excited to travel again that when I came home, I started writing to process my emotions from it all and I just couldn’t stop! I hope the listener will enjoy the musical adventure and immerse in the sonic benefits from Traveling the Blissful Highway with me.”
GRAMMY® Award Winner and 3 time Nominee, Darlene Koldenhoven is a vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger, lyricist, speaker, and sonic therapist from Studio City, CA, born and raised in Chicago, IL. Her last two albums, “The Grand Piano Spa” and “The Grand Piano Spa: Legacy” debuted on the prestigious Billboard Classical Crossover Charts at #4 and #8, respectively in May & November 2021. This past May & June gifted Darlene with a Lifetime Achievement Award from One World Music Radio and Outstanding Legacy Award from the Akademia Awards. She was inducted to the Indie Music Hall of Fame at the GRAMMY® Museum in 2019 by the Indie Music Channel Awards and the COVR Award hailed her “Chromatones” as Album of the Year a few months later. Several of her albums ranked #1 on the worldwide ZMR Radio Charts and she has 2 Best New Age Vocal Album and Best Holiday Album from ZMR. Darlene is best known worldwide as the featured soprano in "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis" and for her role as the tambourine-waving choir nun in both "Sister Act" films with Whoopi Goldberg. Ms. Koldenhoven has authored "Tune Your Voice: Singing and Your Mind's Musical Ear," a comprehensive music education book with 7 CDs or downloads. She performs her music worldwide.
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Darlene Koldenhoven's instrumental new-age world release Traveling the Blissful Highway, will be another significant achievement to add to her impressive catalog of releases. It is some of the most relaxing and dreamy music you will have the pleasure of enjoying – a slice of heaven.
– Keith "Muzik Man" Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews, Founder 7/18/22
Leave your cares and worries behind. You’ll barely have time to pack as you begin Traveling the Blissful Highway on the latest album from New Age composer and GRAMMY® Winner and three-time GRAMMY® Nominee Darlene Koldenhoven. This imaginative creator takes you in a dozen delightful directions as the memorable music restores and renews your spirit.
- R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews 7/19/22
"If ever there was a perfectly-titled album, Traveling the Blissful Highway is it! The music overflows with calming gentleness and warm optimism and is sure to brighten your spirit any time of day or night!"
–Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com REVIEW 7/23/22
“We are excited to be adding Traveling the Blissful Highway to our music library of Darlene Koldenhoven’s music that we play at Vie Aesthetics to enrich the multi-sensory approach we use at our clinic. Her music has a huge impact on the way people feel when they are met with the therapeutic calming sounds before their treatments with our practitioners and creates a beautiful environment for our staff as well.” Read Blog Post with Pics
–Vicky Grammatikopoulou, Owner, Vie Aesthetics,
Harley Street, London, England 7/27/22
The music of "Traveling the Blissful Highway" is colored with many colors, as if you are enthusiastically leafing through a color album of a wonderful photographer who captured the most beautiful landscapes that he met on his way. And each new page is even more beautiful . . . There is sophistication and a lot of the smallest nuances in its perfect sounding music. A wonderful end to a hard day, bringing peace to the soul and clearing the mind of worries.
– Serge Kozlovsky, Minsk, Belarus 7/30/22 SKozlovsky.com
From Norway, BT Fasmer's New Age Music Guide 7/19/22
"Traveling the Blissful Highway is an album you will want as your musical companion, to help make your life journey a more enjoyable and beautiful discovery. Darlene's experience and exposure to varied cultures, countries and traditions have contributed positively to her broad and diverse vision of humanity and our world which comes through in her musical compositions and especially shines on this album."
–Lizzette Cascante, Aurelscapes 8/3/22
"Traveling the Blissful Highway" is a sensational album by Darlene Koldenhoven. Lay back, un-wind and dream-way as you listen to all 12 recommended tracks. Lady Hawke and I enjoyed the album immensely." Hawke Rating: 10/10!!!
–Terry Hawke, Hawke CD Reviews, England 8/8/2022