My guitar case might have seen better days but fortunately what's inside is a beautiful guitar in perfect condition. I sit here with a smile on my face, reflecting after a night of performing my music to a wonderful audience and I think, 'am I the only one who feels this?'
You see there is a connection between an artist and the audience that cannot be described. It only takes that one person in the crowd to make a show special. That one person who you know is feeling it, that one person who gets it. It's not always easy, but these people are out there.
When I look into the audience and see that the connection has been made it's an amazing feeling.
For me playing music is not about sitting in the corner of a bar playing Oasis covers, its not about being on a stage with a band playing party hits, its not about playing the latest shitty pop songs in the hope that the club owner will sling me a few bucks at the end of the night. It's about being real and sharing my life's story with an audience.... This is where it's tricky.. There are not many opportunities to perform in such a setting.
So often in music its what is new and shiny that gets the attention, but like my guitar case looks can be deceiving.
When I stand on stage alone with just my guitar and a microphone I'm not singing songs that I slapped together in 5 minutes, or something I heard on the radio. I'm sharing the most intimate moments in my life. The experiences, the journey's. These songs and stories have taken years to create.
The lyrics are relatable, the stories are real and there are plenty more to come. Everyday is a new adventure and an opportunity to experience something new.
I try to keep an open heart and let life decide my fate... sometimes things are not so good and sometimes they are fucking awesome.
These things are what inspires me, this is what I write about.
I know people get it, but not everyone has to... One is enough.