Welcome to Arnika Montana

Thank you for finding your way to my site!

Many serendipitous moments and encounters of chance have brought me to where I am now. Much thought, inspiration and emotion flows into my music and I feel blessed to be able to share it with you.

My first album "Well Why Not" is available digitally online: Well Why Not - digital download. You can also order the CD album under the "Merchandise" tab.

Our latest album "Suspended in Motion" is now also digitally available online: Suspended in Motion - digital download.

My good friends and participants in the album, John Guidera, Mark Bruininga, Greg Brown and I performed as "Arnika Montana" in the local DC area. I have now moved south to Southern Virginia and am regrouping.

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Album #2 coming soon

All of you who have supported us over the past few years,

our new album is finally in its end stages and due to come out in August! 12 new tracks, which you may have heard us play live, will…Read more

New live videos

Check out the live video from our March 26, 2016 performance at the marvelous CUP Cafe in Westminster, MD on our Videos page (and on YouTube). It was our new drummer's debut with Arnika Montana - great job, Greg!

New Arnika Montana member, Greg Brown!

Greg Brown has joined us on percussion/drums! Greg is a very tasteful drummer with great chops and low volume - perfect for our acoustic sets! Come out and hear his beats!

New album coming soon!

We are starting recordings on the rest of album #2 in a few weeks. How exciting! Stay tuned for some more original music!

amar es vivir

This is the Spanish song on the "Well Why Not" album, born out of a trip to the wonderful country of Costa Rica.

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  • Joe
    Joe MD
    Your music is folksy and playful. The singing blends seamlessly with the musical accompaniment. I love it!

    Your music is folksy and playful. The singing blends seamlessly with the musical accompaniment. I love it!

  • Sarah
    Sarah DC
    I put your album on my iPod mix. My husband and I went on a car trip over the holidays and he said "what is this? I really like it!" It was you! :)

    I put your album on my iPod mix. My husband and I went on a car trip over the holidays and he said "what is this? I really like it!" It was you! smile

Well Why Not
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Physical CD Album - Well Why Not by Arnika Montana (2014)

All songs (c) Annika Valikhovskaya Vocals/Rhythm Guitar - Annika Valikhovskaya; Lead Guitar/Mandolin/Dobro - John Guidera; Bass/Keys - Mark Bruininga; Electric Guitar - Steve Carr, Annika Valikhovskaya; Violin - Alan Oresky; Edited and produced by Steve Carr; Photography by Madlena Valikhovskaya; Design by Annika Valikhovskaya

Recorded at Hit & Run Recording/Rockville, MD by Steve Carr www.hitandrunrecording.com

“back on the trail again” is dedicated to Shangrila Guest Ranch (http://www.shangrilaguestranch.com)

“night on the water” is dedicated to my lovely daughter Madlena

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Suspended in Motion: Physical CD - NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Suspended in Motion: Physical CD - NOW AVAILABLE!

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All songs (c) Annika Valikhovskaya; Arrangements * – Arnika Montana; All other arrangements – Annika Valikhovskaya; Lead vocals/Rhythm guitar - Annika Valikhovskaya; Vocal harmonies – Annika Valikhovskaya/Mark Bruininga; Lead guitar - John Guidera; Bass/Keys – Mark Bruininga; Drums – Greg Brown / Egg shaker – Joe Orenstein; Hand clapping - Mark Bruininga/Joe Orenstein; Violin/Chin cello – Alan Oresky

Photography/Design: Annika Valikhovskaya; Recorded at Hit & Run Recording, Rockville, MD by Steve Carr www.hitandrunrecording.com; Edited/produced by: Steve Carr, Annika Valikhovskaya, Mark Bruininga

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Arnika Montana - Acoustic Original Music Petworth Community Market, Washington, DC Petworth Community Market, Washington, DC
Arnika Montana - Acoustic Original Music Outta the Way Cafe, rockville, md 20855 Outta the Way Cafe, rockville, md 20855
 —  — Arnika Montana CUP Cafe Tea Bar, Westminster, MD CUP Cafe Tea Bar, Westminster, MD
 —  — Arnika Montana The CUP Cafe, Westminster, MD 21157 The CUP Cafe, Westminster, MD 21157
 —  — Arnika Montana Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge, Georgetown , Washington, DC Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge, Georgetown , Washington, DC
 —  — Arnika Montana Petworth Community Market, Washington, DC Petworth Community Market, Washington, DC
 —  — Arnika Montana @ Gypsy Sally's Open Mic Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge, Washington, DC Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge, Washington, DC
 —  — Arnika Montana playing at Rockville Legion Open Mic American Legion Post 86 - Rockville , Rockville, MD 20850 American Legion Post 86 - Rockville , Rockville, MD 20850
 —  — Hershey's Restaurant Open Mic Hershey's Restaurant & Bar, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Hershey's Restaurant & Bar, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
 —  — Arnika Montana playing at Stonehouse Grille Open Mic Stonehouse Grille, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Stonehouse Grille, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
 —  — Arnika Montana playing at Branded '72 Open Mic Branded '72, Rockville, MD 20850 Branded '72, Rockville, MD 20850
 —  — Arnika Montana playing at Agrodolce Open Mic Agrodolce Restaurant, Germantown, MD 20876 Agrodolce Restaurant, Germantown, MD 20876

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