Last year was really an incredible year for me. I set some goals. I embraced the technology world a little more. I made some steps forward that were all to set up 2016 to be an ever better year. I want to reach a little higher this year. Before I start trailblazing the new year, the first thing I am doing is thanking you.
I have been a part of some great bands over the years. I was never the focal point on the bands though. I don’t really have a good reason as to why not. Maybe I thought I wasn’t good enough. Maybe I thought I was too young (back then… not now!) Maybe I think now I’m too old? Too fat? Too goofy? Too Ohio? Too simple?
If I just admit it, the truth is I have been too afraid. I let it being afraid to fail steer my decisions. Veer away from possibly being ‘seen’ instead of blending in. Well the good news is I decided last year, that I just didn’t care if people laughed at me. I decided I would quit worrying and start doing.
Guess what happened? I met a lot of you. You came to shows. We talked and laughed. I opened for national touring acts and you were there. I played my songs (that I wrote all by my lonesome) in front of strangers and you were there. I played music all over the country and you were there. I recorded a record and you were… actually you weren’t there for that. Recording studios are small. I was on television a couple times. Every time something happened, you were there. Helping me take the next step. You taught me to just let go, and believe in yourself (even just a little!) You told me to take some risks. You told me to be a little more fearless. Write about what’s in my heart. And you were there… for all of it.
So I am doing what you have encouraged me to do. I have a LOT of music that will be available on this website very soon. I don’t have a good timeline yet BUT it will be soon!
Thank you for everything, I will try my best to hold up my end of the bargain.
You have always been my favorite,