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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