When I was in my early 20s, I was playing in a band that was very close to getting signed, recording our debut and going on the road. Alas, the label was bought out, and the new owners didn't have any interest in what we had to offer. Then life happened.
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Within a few years, you've started down a career path. You're married. You've got kids. You've got horses and even a little farm. You've got a life and responsibility. And you're OK with that, because it's a good life. Although, some unfinished business still lingers.
I've played and sang in country bands, rock bands, pop, funk and variety. I played electric bass with a lot of processing and effects and upright bass acoustically for gigs. And I have had a blast with all of it, because in so doing, I've been blessed to meet so many amazing people and musicians. My vocal range (a bit over three and a half octaves, controlled, total) and ability to blend my tonal production has been very helpful to the bands I play in. It's kind of an "every man" voice, and while I'd love to have a more signature vocal, versatility has gotten me a fair amount of gigs, so who's to argue?
Shuffle forth to this January, I was let go from that career path I mentioned previously. I was fortunate that I was able to eliminate most of my debt prior to that, and live fairly frugally now. Since then, I've done some soul searching and have been very much about personal improvement. I wasn't a bad person before, but I did see ways to get better. I decided to work out more, eat VERY healthy and have been able to make it by so far on my music and my art. I may not be vacationing in the south of France, but we have food on the table and the plumbing still works, so I call that a win.
But still, there's that unfinished business.
My wife and I discussed this a couple of months back, and we decided that it would be a good idea for me to pursue this. Our children are old enough, and I'm in good health, with a passport, and a fairly extensive bass and vocal facility, so why not? Ever since then I've been working on my networking with as many connected folks as I know locally and regionally. And decided it was time to sign up on TMG.
Where will it go from here? Who knows? But it's an adventure worth setting out on. There's a saying that I've taken as a mantra. "I'm coming for everything they said I couldn't have." A bit over 20 years ago, life said I couldn't have a career in music. And that's too bad.
Because I'm coming for it anyway.
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