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Sunday, June 12, 2011

As an artist, what keeps you going, I am asked.......

What keeps me going? 

When I look up and see folks smiling and dancing and moving. I think that music is something that draws people together, makes them feel good, gives them some new ideas to think about or maybe expresses a feeling or a thought that they were not able to put together before. I think that music makes absolute and unique changes in a person's mood and psyche. Music heals like nothing else. Music puts us in touch with ourselves and with others in ways that are hard to define, but nevertheless, real and felt by the musician as well as the listener. Probably the first music we ever hear is the beating of our mothers is an irreplaceable part of being human. Connecting with all of that is what keeps me going, keeps me listening, keeps me playing......

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