But for as many new ways there are to discover music, there is still something special about hearing an artist perform live. I am fortunate to live in an area where I have many opportunities to do that. From this suburb of New York City, I can take the train and a subway to the Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery or the Duplex. In these venues I can see and hear artists, both mainstream and emerging. They inspire me in different ways, and sometimes after a show, I can’t wait to get home and pick up a guitar and a pen. And when I play at one of these venues, I am humbled and respectful of all the talent that has paved the way.
Another reason that I am fortunate is that I get to play with a very talented band. We play regularly, and making music with them is one of my favorite parts of the journey. They are good friends, and we have great fun and satisfaction playing music together.
I have a book that I write song ideas in. Some of them become songs. And some of those get recorded, and I make them available on CD’s and on the web. I like to write songs with images. Since I was very young, my favorite songs have always evoked emotion through imagery. I think it makes a song more genuine, more true. I could say “I miss you,” or I can show you by saying “I close my eyes and feel the rain… it makes me think of home again… when I get home I’ll tell you how much I like the rain.” It puts me in the moment, and makes the emotion more real. Hopefully when you listen to this music, you will find something that rings true.
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