I am excited to share that my song "Amar es Vivir" was nominated this year for the 2017 JP Folks Music Awards Latin music category! They got my first name wrong..but there it is!
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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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
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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