Recording artist &live performer. Plays unique mix of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s
I have been surrounded by music for most of my growing life. Listening to the sounds of diverse bands when my father ran a nightclub and being privy to the music of yesteryear supplied by both of my parents at such a young age.
Music was introduced to me in such a way as to convey many emotions and actions: not only to dance but to think, to feel, and act as a soundtrack during the happiest as well as the hardest parts of our lives.
When my parents gave me my first guitar and a large book of Beatles songs I was given the keys to a world that I still find myself exploring today, finding new doorways and new worlds of possibilities and imagination.
When I started to perform in front of a crowd, I began to engage with the audience. If not by words, by the music I played, hoping the songs that I played would mean something to them somehow as they did me.
I began to relish being in front of an audience, not for the attention, compliments, or accolades I would or would not receive, but for the joy, I could see it gave to people, the look on their faces when they heard a song they would not expect to hear being played. They sometimes feel that I’m playing just for them, or just even hearing a certain song somehow made their day just a little brighter.
When I eventually gained the ability to write my own music, it was and continues to be a difficult yet largely rewarding experience. I liken it to charting territory that has already been charted and studied but finding a piece of land there that has not yet been claimed to create some form of new and unrecognizable life, with my ever-evolving and diverse tastes in music as a blank map canvas, and my instruments and tools at my disposal as my pencil and inks.
My goal is to write something; selfishly, I must admit, for my own pleasure, but with the small hope that it would be accessible enough or relatable enough to reach if only just one person, to help them on a journey the same way many of the artists I have discovered over the years have helped me on my own journey.
With still many places to perform and still many areas in the possibilities of music to still discover, the growth I continue to explore and indulge in sees no end in sight. The Charlie Chaplin quote above comforts me in terms of music, for I can not wait for new lessons, new experiences, and new frontiers the realm of music has to show me.
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