music gives me motivation to live. without music, what is life? I started making music later than most, in my late teens and played my first show at 22. since then, I’ve played well over a thousand shows all across the country. I’ve performed with many different musicians, but I could never find the right permanent group of motivated, responsible people. making a living in music is difficult, seemingly impossible, but it certainly is possible. All you need is a group of people with similar goals and motivation, who are equally responsible, and things fall into place seamlessly. Then suddenly you open your eyes and realize you’ve made it. ???❤️
Headlining the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. I plan on moving to Nashville in 2019, and I certainly will be open to moving with the band, even renting then buying a house we can live in and rehearse in. Of course, this is not a prerequisite, merely a goal. To wake up every day and make music for a living. Touring the world, playing the country, and the world, as well as helping those who need help by raising money playing shows and maybe even inspiring people to live their dreams. You only live once, so do it right.
I would send a message to every man, woman, and child in the world, and tell them to follow your dreams. No matter how much of your dreams you’re able to achieve, as long as you just attempted, you’ve done more than most ever have.
probably John Lennon “(Just Like) Starting Over. Particularly since a big health scare in June 2015, that song means a great deal to me, and I’ll always hold it dearly.
Big Star, Neil Young, Nirvana, The Pixies, Public Enemy, so many more!!
Life. I hear melody in everything, lyrics come to me in everything I do and see. It sounds corny and contrived, but I know most dedicated musicians feel the same.