WHY I DO WHAT I DO
At this point in my life…..everything I do has to have a reason.
Why? Because life is too short; because I love my garden; because I love my family; and because I love my crazy little mixed up nutty life. Therefore, if I’m going to take any time away from the above – it better be for a good reason. I get high from songwriting – I dig recording, and sometimes I can even say I played a show without feeling like I was going to throw up beforehand. But the absolute best part of what I do, and the sole reason behind it – is connecting and giving back to others. I don’t care if it’s corny…… I love when someone comes up to me and shares an intimate story with me, or tells me that my music has become a tool in their emotional (life) tool box. That is so encouraging and motivating. I want to be part of something that is bigger than me. I want to be part of something where I am the vessel and it is simply poured through me. I don’t need to be the focus – I just want to be there when the magic happens.
I have been feeling for the last three years that there was a movement toward this kind of healing – life music. Music that encourages and strengthens the soul. Music that is not just about entertainment, but music that speaks to secret broken places inside us that long to be touched. I just want to be on that train. I knew the movement was going to happen with or without me, and I just wanted to get on board. My price of admission was going to be walking through an incredible amount of shame and fear, and holding it up as a mirror for others to see. I wasn’t sure if I was up to the task, but I did it anyway, and I’m so glad I did.
I am not the Healer.
I am only the fellow Broken.
Thanks for letting me be broken with you.