A song is a story...and this is mine

Performing and writing have been a part of my life since I can remember. I still have hard copy books  from when I was a child that I wrote and produced (thanks Mom). As with anything if you put the time in you will see progress, one of my favorite quotes

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ― Earl Nightingale

From children's choir and living room plays, to backyards and big stages, to me, there is nothing more enjoyable than leaving every bit of yourself out there and knowing that for a brief moment in time you brought enjoyment to someone's life.

I have been on many stages throughout my life, but since I decided to leave my traditional college education and pursue music in a less secure world and environment I have performed  nearly two-thousand times, always meeting new people, always grasping for a new way to entertain the crowd, always attempting to share the joy that I receive from playing. In many ways I feel successful, though I know there is always a bigger stage, another crowd, a new song, and something more to learn; but that is growth and with each victory a new and exciting challenge arises.