Songwriting has been a tool to overcome life's peaks and valleys. As I have emerged through life I have found myself escaping in a melody or through the warmth I feel putting pen to paper. I had the privilege and honor of being my grandfather's primary caregiver and best friend for the last several years. Last year our journey together took us to utilizing hospice care. I look back on the abundance of memories we shared. I cherish that I was able to play music to him every single day. The last night we spent together he was a bit restless. I asked him if he would like for me to play a few tunes. He reached over and turned off the television and a calmness overcame him. I played, "Stars" by Grace Potter, "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra and "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. I specifically remember thinking, "Who am I going to play for now?"
As I drove home I pondered my pursuit of music, the fact it feels divinely inspired to play, yet feeling a bit unsure of myself. All the hours I have spent trying to learn guitar and sing along...
I received a message from Mike in Tennessee, "Did you know Lynyrd Skynyrd shared your video on their Facebook? That is how I found your music page." Coupled with a gracious write up about my voice my favorite band had shared my cover of "All I can do is write about it".
January 15, my grandfather and Ronnie Van Zant's birthdays I woke up, poured myself a coffee and grabbed my guitar. I went live on Periscope. My sister and niece joined the broadcast for the first time to see what it was all about. I was notified by periscope that I was trending and played for 69,000 people that day.
They say, "You've got to pay your dues to sing the blues".
I am a little Country blues, Americana, folk, pop and a lot of straight from the heart.
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