Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014! A Note Of Gratitude

Jan 2014 in News

 Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014! A Note Of Gratitude

Happy New Year   

Happy New Year Ya’ll!

Wow, what an incredible year. I can hardly believe it’s over. 2014 sounds very Jetsons futuristic to me…

I wanted to take a minute to say Thank You to All of you who continually support me and my musical endeavors.

It is because of this I am able to do what I do.

I am SO extremely grateful, every second of every day, that I am able to follow my passion and GET to make music and create things!

There are many hard days…days when I feel extremely defeated as an indie artist. Competing to have a presence and platform, to share my music against a tide of majors, the big bad conglomerations that keep indie music off the radio and the constant demand for what I feel, is kind of throw away music.

I always aim to create music that I hope will hold up over the years and that I am personally proud of. I feel that if I can speak my truth and make music that pleases me, it’ll speak to someone else out there.

So, when I have one of these dark days… when the task of completing whatever I am composing at the moment seems like an incredibly huge undertaking and I wonder, “who even cares?”… That’s exactly when I get a call, email, comment on my FB music page etc. from one of YOU wonderful people showing me support. It is these signs of support that urge me onward and drive me to continue to create music of substance that I hope in my heart of hearts will be enjoyed.

I can’t even begin to express how excited I am for 2014 and the release of my Third album, which I began recording this past September. I am so grateful to have a circle of amazing musicians and talent to come along on the album-making journey with me, who genuinely want to just create something great.

Thank you as well to the Boston, MA musical community AND my hometown community of Springfield, MO.

Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014!

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