Musicians - Bad Rats

Evan Drachman (Cellist) is increasingly sought-after as both a soloist and a chamber musician. The theme music at the start and end of each Kidwick Books CD is Scherzo (composed by Drachman’s grandfather, renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky) from Evan’s CD, A Frog He Went A-Courting. For more about Evan Drachman and his organization, The Piatigorsky Foundation, visit his website: In addition to his musical accomplishments, Evan is also Eric’s older brother!

Richard Dowling (Pianist) has been hailed by The New York Times as an especially impressive, fine young pianist, and we couldn’t agree more! Richard is also featured in our CD theme music. For more info. about Richard and to buy his CDs, visit his website at

Joel Hamilton (Bassist), who was introduced to Don Preston by Alex Cline, is admired by keyboardist Preston for his ability to make sense out of the composer's often difficult, constantly changing music. Joel has performed with Eddie Daniels, Edgar Meyer, Clare Fischer, Dave Koz, Gary Foster and Dave Grusin. He has recorded CDs with Mare Winningham, Paul Carman, Vinny Golia, Jeff Gauthier, Jim Self, Bill Holman, Mike Barone and others as well as having been featured on a number of film scores. In 1982 and 1983 he won fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival where he studied with Stuart Sankey. He also studied extensively with Jack Cousin of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Joel can be seen currently performing as part of the Jeff Gauthier Goatette, the Phil Norman Tentette, and Mike Barone's Big Band.

Giovanna Imbesi (Composer) and pianist, is based in Los Angeles, California which is home to her recording studio, TuttoMedia. She has performed around the globe with musicians such as Anita Baker, Dave Koz, Andy Summers of The Police, Stanley Jordan and Yanni, and her compositions have been broadcast on all the major networks and performed in India, Europe and Cuba. She released her CD “Short Stories - piano music for healing, meditation & relaxation” as part of her own healing journey as a cancer survivor, through, a non-profit organization she founded dedicated to helping others through the healing arts. She believes in the healing power of music as a vital element of our well-being.

Roxanne Morganstern (Vocalist) knew she could sing by the time she was six years old, but was too shy to let anyone know it! By the time she was 18, she could no longer hold in the sound that longed to come through her and, lucky for us, she has been singing ever since. She has performed in countless prestigious venues around the country, on movie soundtracks and music albums and is always looking for the next creative and inspiring project.