As I sit and ponder the next thing to write about as I continue on this musical and creative journey I was challenged with the idea of writing my signature story. I was listening to a podcast, Brassy Broadcast, where a guest suggested that one of the important things to do is come up with your signature story as a way to engage with your listeners. I gave it some thought and realized that the signature story of how I became more engaged and serious about this whole process is quite a simple one.
I was sitting at the lake and on the phone to my musical neice Jesse, asking her questions about equipment for a 100th Anniversary that I was going to play at for our town of Shaunavon. I said to Jesse, I am thinking of contacting a music producer I know, Ross Nykiforuk about working with me. I’m nervous about it though. Well, aunty she replied , you just need to send him an email. Which I did that day and he said sure. That conversation too place four years ago in May of 2013.
That was so significant for me because I was so nervous about having anyone do anything with my songs, felt that I wasn’t good enough and I knew nothing about the music business at all, let alone about recording a CD. So now I am headed into the studio in 23 days(but who’s counting) to record my sophmore album. I am grateful, nervous, and excited all wrapped into one. I really can’t believe my good fortune. So it often begins from a very simple place. From singing songs on the dirt roads around the farm at the age of 12, to now at 57 writing my own songs and putting them out into the world. Thank-you Universe! So go out there and become more engaged in your own creative interests and endevours.
Yours in music and creativity,