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Broken People Make Good Friends

  I arrived in San Francisco this past September exhausted.  I had flown through the night from Alaska and my head was spinning from the culture shock of having spent the last few days in the back country of Alaska, only to arrive in a city where people ride bicycles naked. Without doubt, 2012 had been the busiest year of my music career and this was the last gig before heading home.  I just had to make it through this last set. The church was in the heart of the city.  Surrou...

Something happened in Iowa. . .

Something happened in Iowa last weekend. I was playing a Promise Keepers event for 5000 men in an arena.  As my solo set got closer, I could feel my hands getting a little cold and my heart rate accelerating.  I was nervous.  Usually, I like being nervous, it means that whatever I’m facing matters.  But, this was different. Arenas can be tough for musicians to hear because the sound echoes off the walls and can often distract with delays and echoes.  In-ear monitors go a long way in ...

The Question

  Last month I did a gig with Toby Mac.  A pretty cool honor to share the stage with Toby- he’s written so many great songs and has survived in a very tough business for a couple decades now. Before the show, I was sitting in the auditorium checking emails on my phone.  I looked up to see a young guy approaching me.  His volunteer backstage pass was swinging from his neck and his eyes were alive with anticipation of the show.  He had been hanging out with Toby’s band all day...