|photo by Malcolm Smith|
Some solo and collaborative shows from the beginning of 2017 through early Spring. At this almost halfway point in the year, just wanted to put these together in one place for myself to reflect on. It's been challenging for me to plan shows far ahead or at all at times due to life circumstances real or perceived. Yet, playing music has kept me grounded and given me points in space and time to focus on. I am very happy with the shows I've organized and the high quality of the performers and performances. I'm especially grateful to be able to collaborate with a variety of some really amazing players consistently. I keep learning new things, developing and my awareness keeps expanding about all aspects of playing and performing.
Many times I really have no idea what any of this means, if anything, but, it feels important to keep doing it and let things be and happen, let it transform me and my life.
Also, since Fall or so of 2016 busking has also been a casual ongoing thing, one that has provided a lot of great experiences. It was an unexpected synchronistic happening to be featured in a really cool article by The Stranger's Dave Segal. It felt great to have some amazing outside validation as well as learn about some great guitarists via the article to obsess on.
I have no idea what the rest of 2017 will be like and constantly remind myself that the future does not exist, that the past is over and to stay as present as I can and take it easy.