a lot lately and I’m really starting to enjoy it. Since I moved to LA, I’d been focusing on just writing and writing and… writing. So its great to take at least one day every couple of weeks and dedicate it to sharing my music with the world, or the 8 people that show up haha. I think what I like most about playing shows is the fact that I’m not singing to get picked up by a label or become the next huge star, I’m doing it because it feels so awesome when someone approaches me to let me know they really related to a song I wrote. Writing used to be a purely selfish thing for me. I wrote to help myself get through tough times and I wrote to remind myself of the great ones. Now, writing has taken on this entirely new concept in my life. I know it might seem silly but if I manage to write one song, one line, one WORD that someone can grasp onto and feel okay again, if only for a moment… that means everything.
Also, it doesn’t hurt that I get to play music with two people who mean so much to me. Noah and Jake Bartfield are part of my family out here on the west coast and two of the most talented, awesome people I’ve ever come across. I love them both :)
Basically what I’m saying is I think I’m going to keep playing shows regularly in the LA area. I wasn’t sure about it at first, not to mention a little insecure about it, but I can’t imagine being without it anymore.