What an honor.
Playing at the Historic Tabor Opera House for the Inaugural Singer/Songwriter Showcase was surreal. I was one of nine Colorado artists sharing original music. Check out the video below for a recap!
We moved in September, 2016, to Leadville, Colorado.
Life in the Rockies is beyond anything I could have ever imagined... The long white winter, lush cool summer, lakes, rivers, mountains, stars - I'm overwhelmed by the surrounding creation.
I've slowly plugged into the music community here, playing several small-scale gigs, booking larger ones only to have circumstances change plans. That said, this town is fantastic and I look forward to playing later this month at the Historic Tabor Opera House. I'll be one of several musicians in their first singer-songwriter showcase. Next month, I'll be playing at the Community Market.
I can't wait :) - jlt
So, I entered this unsigned artist showcase competition...
...and I made it to the TOP 24.
I am blown AWAY.
To be selected from I don't know how many entries as an artist with potential means more than I can explain.
To be honest, I often struggle with whether or not I ought to pursue music.
Playing/writing/singing/performing is simultaneously the most freeing and terrifying thing I've ever done.
I bare my all out there and feel immensely inadequate, and yet, I'm always pulled back into it.
It's like a compulsion.
I HAVE to make music.
Entering this contest was a step in that direction.
A leap of faith.
I only need to make it to the final four to reach the next stage of voting.
Will you join me?
I played at Yankie Creek Coffee House yesterday.
New songs. Old songs. Others' tunes.
While singing the hymn, "I'll Fly Away," I heard some soft humming along.
I didn't know what to expect when I invited everyone to sing the chorus with me.
So many voices.
in the morning.
When I die
Hallelujah by and by