Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I sure did. Today, I am on cloud nine hundred billion, after such an incredible GIG'n'GIVE last night!
Courtney & James were most definitely the hosts with the most, throwing the most beautiful backyard concert. There were over 40 people in attendance & I've often said my favorite part of any gig is meeting new people. I met so many kind, interesting folks last night, including Christina, the Director of LISTOS Preschool & Childcare. Listos is the organization for which we were all gathered, to raise awareness & donations. We heard from both Christina & Courtney about their passion for this program, the need for dual immersion teaching in Rochester, MN, & what our donations would be used for.
Then, I played a set of songs, including ones from my latest album, always a river, plus a few covers. The vibe was absolutely perfect, so casual & comfortable. This is the best setting for my material, since I love to give a bit of backstory behind each song. I felt extremely inside the material & was once again reminded that I just love playing my guitar & singing songs. Simple as that. I can overcomplicate things & get so tied up with all of the aspects of running my career, but just picking up my guitar & playing songs for anyone who will listen...that alone is good enough...this is my success.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who was there, for listening, for connecting, & most of all for your generous support & donations for our most worthy cause, LISTOS!