what is a dream?
how do you define... "dream"?
Is it just some far reaching achievement
that seems epic yet unattainable... or
is it a concrete goal you feel
compelled to pursue?
however you define dreams
and regardless of achievements,
I believe our dreams will come to
us in our final days of life...
let me float this idea by you...
you're on your back...
your life is at its end
and people enter
your hospital room...
you don't recognize these people
nor do you know why they are there...
They are crying, sobbing...
looking at you with deep sadness
and profound disappointment...
you breathe your last few breaths and
as the energy begins fading from
your body, they ask you:
why quit on me?
why put a timeline on me?
what if you gave me another shot?
you begin to realize these
"beings" aren't people...
but figures representing your dreams.
This day terrifies me..
the day I have to explain
myself... to myself...
I heard this story told in a speech
by Eric Thomas and it changed
the way I look at life...
Billboards and television
aren't the goal for music...
my why is
it's the single most important
characteristic humanity has
to achieve peace..
and I believe
bringing souls together
is what music does best.
I fell in LOVE with music
because of its healing nature...
because of it's super power ability
to unite our hearts and minds...
as a creator of music I feel
I have a responsibility to promote
love and ensure music is utilized
as a tool to feed the good wolf...
I often feel in music that
i'm aboard a sail boat pulling into
new ports with each opportunity...
other times I feel as though
I'm on an endless journey
looking to pave a path
through a desert of uncertainty...
life itself is far too quick
and I feel more and more each year
that I want to leave this place
knowing I chased the sun...
knowing I pursued a desire
to unite hearts and minds through
this interdimensional form of art...
most of all, assuring that
when I am faced with those
"beings" from the story told above,
I can eliminate the tears and regret.
You can't touch music
you can't see music
it's invisible and out of our physical grasp...
yet we adore it and living without it
is simply unfathomable...
just like love...
I'm surrounded by...
from the support of family and friends
to our listeners and the best
hometown on the planet...
this year has been a trying one...
but I have all the reasons in the world
never to let these dreams be deserted.
2020 has brought me wisdom
and a validation that music for me
is more about love and unity than
This coming weekend in Newport, R.I.
(Oct 16 &17)
my band and I get to perform
two intimate showcase concerts...
and I couldn't be more excited.
You can reserve a table now at
thank you for always supporting me,
for showing up and listening
and for being the best part of the music.