|Posted on January 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM|
Fans & Friends!!
It's that time again - time to say goodbye to what was and hello to what will be: A new year! 2013 was a year of great ups and just as many downs but that's life, isn't it? One day you're feasting like a king and the next you're famished with the poor. With the turning of this new year, I plan to have a lot more fun and hopefully things will be more "Up" than "Down"!
I've been doing a lot of "behind-the-scenes" things like doing photoshoots, networking, meeting bands and musicians and playing a few shows here and there. It's weird I really am starting to feel like I'm starting to come into my own as an artist. Very strange, indeed! What I like most is the creative freedom I now have - I always thought that once you start playing and gaining some notoriety (which I admit, even now I have very little) you would end up conforming to some type of ideal someone else has of you or whatever. For me right now, that's not the case. I still am able to write what I feel and play what I want. It's very refreshing! How long might this last you ask? Time will tell
I'll be playing shows around the Southern California area, it will probably vary anywhere from Simi Valley down to San Diego, but mostly centered in Los Angeles County. What I'm going to be focusing on maily however, is finding a great producer,engineer, backing group, and studio where I can finally put all the pieces together for a full-on final release of these tunes! It's funny what people think a totally independent artist does - when you hear us say 'Everything' we mean it! From penning the lyrics to writing the music, to arranging the song to recording the instruments, to marketing, to emailing, to networking, to booking, to pitching, to promoting, even to transportation and lodging, it all is done by one person. One person! All for no other reason than I have a song inside and it needs to get out. I'll let that simmer for a minute. It's not glamorous, not easy, and certainly not what I anticipated, but there's an inexplicable force that drives me forward whenever I feel overwhelmed. Playing my music on stage in front of every one of you, expressing what I have inside and having you identify with that same emotion just by the sound, is easily the best feeling on earth. Easily! So while it may seem like I'm complaining or in over my head, rest assured that I am not. And I wouldn't have it any other way!
Here's to a fabulous 2014 filled with Success, Love, and Wealth!!