I have had the distinct pleasure of making music for years now. Sometimes it's my full time job; other times I've had to supplement my income with part-time or even full time jobs.
It hasn't been easy. There are gazillions of times I got home from a gig or a tour or EUROPE at 2 or 3 in the morning and had to get up at 6 to go earn the bacon.
The thing that has kept me going is the intense joy I feel when I get to sing and perform live. There are also some amazing people I've had the opportunity to work with - that is always inspiring. People like Celine Dion, Thomas Dolby, Casey Kelly, Todd Cerney, Wood Newton, Ron Oates, David Gleeson, Mike Bradley, Tom Corwin, Steve Seskin or Walter Afanasieff...and that ain't the half of them...really...I've been so lucky.
Oh, and there's also the fact that I was born with an overactive adrenal gland, which my mom always called having "ants in my pants"...I call it engery...maybe too much energy but energy feels alive so I'm good with it.
Thanks for listening and sharing my journey. There's more music to come and more names to add to the list of angels above. Stay tuned.