I’d like to start by wishing you a very Happy New Year and I sincerely hope that all of your dreams for 2018 come true!
Personally, I am entering my 9th year as a full-time professional musician. I am very fortunate to be able to make music as my living. I am proud to be making music for a living, not in Nashville, LA or New York, but in Fort Wayne, IN. Our small city has been an excellent place to grow and flourish as a musician, though it may not seem like the ideal place for such a thing.
10-15 or more times a month, I am honored to bring music into people’s lives…whether it’s at a small local pub, a wedding reception or in front of hundreds of people at a festival. I share songs that others have written, but I also share my own music and that has always been my dream.
Dreams manifest in many ways. I knew that my dream was not going to take me around the world on tour buses or jet planes. I wouldn’t enjoy that life anyway. I am crafting my own version of a life in music on my own terms, not on the terms of some record label’s contract. In the music world, I am a nomad… a seeker… a discoverer… a student. I learn something new every week and apply that to what I do and who I am.
Most of all, I am grateful to be on this journey with a happy, healthy and supportive family, excellent friends and fellow musicians, and people that come out to enjoy and support what I do.
I am so looking forward to the road ahead and I hope to see all of you right there with me!
Yours in music,