has been a Little Band That Could member for nearly 16 years! When she’s not playing with the Little Band That Could, Claudia is running a private psychotherapy practice and spoiling her Boston Terrier rescue, Ziggy.
Q: What is your favorite track on Revvin' Up the Reindeer?
A: I lo-o-o-ove the title track because I'm a sucker for a big rollicking rock and roll number and the back up vocals were a blast to sing! "Rainbow Candles" is my second favorite because it's a gorgeous Hanukkah song that makes me tear up every time I listen to it. I've worked with Brady for nearly 16 years and the depth of how prolific a writer he is, never ceases to amaze and inspire me.
Q: What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
A: Thanksgiving with my cousins, aunts and our children! So much laughter! I also love spending Christmas with my oldest dearest friend MB, at her place in Brooklyn. She's the best cook on the planet next to Bridget Rymer!
Q: What made you want to start playing the accordion?
I thought it would be silly and fun. I've grown to really love it so much.
Q: Who are your musical inspirations?
A: My big brother Matt Glaser (he's the artistic director of the American Roots music program at Berklee in Boston). Also, my mother who I would sing show tunes with and I love me the show tunes!
Matt Glaser with his band "The Wayfaring Strangers" with special guests!
Can you tell me about your dog, Ziggy?
I don't like talking about Ziggy. Kidding!! I could talk about him all day! My close friend, the writer Julie Klam, does Boston Terrier rescue and fostering. She said one day," I think you need to meet this one. Come over." It was like an old time movie. Slow motion rushing into each other's arms/paws. He's the nicest beast I've ever met and he smells like you think he might.
Q: When you're not jamming with the Little Band That Could, what else do you do/like to do?
A: I love the gym, hanging out with my spectacular friends, having deep conversations with my son, and trying to be the best human I can be! Connecting with people is my very favorite thing. Life can be hard sometimes, our love for one another is crucial.
What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
That I'm actually pretty shy. It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable in my own skin despite the fact that I'm a jokester. I'm a psychotherapist in private practice and some people don't know that about me. Is that surprising? Maybe!