I'm no household name, just a working class musician/artist trying to make a living. Gig to gig. There is an honesty in this work, a humility that, if nothing else, keeps me hungry and striving for the bigger gig. What is more? It's a better opportunity, one that offers a chance to pay my guys more or to present the larger band. It's a deeper connection with the audience. It's a bigger audience. It's composing songs that show growth as an artist. It's paying the bills. It's learning to be happy with the job that is comprised of 90% of my time spent in front of a computer, sending emails, making phone calls, meeting with anyone and everyone in the biz, driving, and a mere 10% of the time, making music. But when you're there in the audience, dearest listener, all is right with the world. Even in a world where things are far from being alright. So, don't stop supporting the working class musicians in your world. We see you, we honor you and deeply appreciate your taking the time to be present for the art we working stiffs create. I raise a glass to you.