It just takes one step, and I’ll be alright.
Oh, but it haunts me how my heart won’t allow even a try
Sometimes the first step is the hardest. It’s easier to let your brain believe that trying and failing is worse than wondering “what if.” Its funny how, as a songwriter, we make these observations, statements, and often opinions on the way the world is and how it should be – and then in given time those thoughts and opinions come back with a 2×4 to smack us over the heads. In my craft I feel like maybe my songs are a reflection of who I want to be and they try to guide the short comings of the real me. In those times its wonderful to have a band of comrades to drag me along kicking and screaming
This past weekend was our first step. Yeah, we’ve had hundreds of first steps along the way, but to us this is beginning to feel like to wheels of the train are finally catching a little traction. We performed our first opening appearances ahead of Sara Evans (www.saraevans.com) Friday and Saturday, and it was fantastic. I don’t have enough great things to say about Sara and her band and crew! We were treated like family and are so grateful to everyone for taking care of us.
Jordan and I have been professional musicians for several years now, but in a lot of ways we feel like total babies at this. We kinda worked the music biz backwards – my first pro gig ever was on a tour bus. Now that we’ve gotten a taste for it, we’re venturing out there in a 15-passenger van taking driving shifts at night, and making lunch from flat meat we bought at the store! But even though that’s a step down for a lot of musicians, it feels so right to me. I’m with the people I love the most in the world, performing music that we wrote and cultivated, meeting people who are impacted by it. IT’S AWESOME!
So keep in the loop, stay tuned for more adventures from our gypsy caravan (and crazy videos from Cassandra)