It’s true that I am graduating this month. What a long strange trip it’s been. Thank you guys for all the support. I really could not have done it without the encouraging words of others, especially my lovely partner, Micaela, who provides me with daily inspiration.
Sometimes, I feel like my head’s down in a text book for weeks or even months at a time. It’s hard to appreciate all the things I am grateful for when the stress of classes & tests are weighing me down.
A few weeks back, I took a trip to St. Louis to play a few gigs and listen to Martin Sexton in a good buddy’s living room. During the trip, I met a musician by the name of Sean Coray. I don’t know all the details, but suffice to say he is a musical “Blind Side” story out of St. Louis. Just when you think you’ve had a rough stretch in your life, you meet someone that trumps you. You find yourself redefining words like difficult or painful.
Not only was Sean Coray inspirational, but he is a truly gifted musician with a voice that could have only come from some higher power. As it turns out, he is in the middle of recording his first CD. Having been in the exact same position less than a year ago, I was quick to offer a helping hand if needed. Sean had recently turned his talent over to another amazing musician and an even better producer – Lee Coulter
Lee & Sean asked me to come up with a few guitar parts on several tracks. Relying on the power of technology, I was able to lay down some licks and drop-box them to Lee to add into the production. Sean got his hands on the finished product this week and he was very happy with the end result. Look for his EP – “Drifter” on-line in May.
In the meantime, Sean will be playing with us at the Lift For Life Concert in St. Louis on May 24th.