So I cannot believe I have not done a blog post yet for a while!
Well I am humbled to say the least about this year. There are things that I wish would have gone faster and other things that have just flowed into my life.
One of my musical blessings is my Krew. I have a great band that we sound great together. Tonight I sit here at my chair thinking of tomorrow playing at the Osmonds Pioneer Day and we are ready and excited to play. We all sound good together and not only that, but we love playing together. I also love how we have no drama. I have found that this one thing is rare in bands. We just get together and have fun time. I am in currently several other bands and in each one they have drama on some level. However, my Krew is above such nonsense and I love every minute of it.
I still help Priddis do karoake tracks but the videos for them are slow coming. So I have combined my powers with Jodi Lee (www.jodileemusic.com), Jason Jones my old drummer and his studio, (www.artcitysound.com) and my bassist Matt Boles in a youtube project. We just released out 3rd video and it is our best to date with the best performance yet. Exciting to see it climb after 2 days of release.
On the downside, ARISE is taking time to get going. People who were excited to join in and help have been hard to find and disappear with responsibilities that I cannot fulfill because of contacts. It feels like sometimes its 3 steps forward and 4 steps backwards that takes months to do. A little frustrating at times, but I feel it is important to keep moving forward in this cause. I know it will be a crucial thing for my career as well as assisting hundreds of kids with mental health and suicidal issues.
Above all, I am grateful to be alive. To have the ability to do music full time even though its stressful and I sometimes do not know where money will come from, it always does. I give thanks to my God for that one.
I am truly grateful for my family and friends who support me. Sounds so cliche to say that, but it truly means the world and I would not be where I am without them. If and when I do or go anywhere with music, it will be because I have amazing people behind me supporting me.
Love you all