[dropcap]M[/dropcap]oments, however small and rare, are the fuel for music making. Beautiful moments, painful moments, passionate moments, wishful moments. Yes, some songs emerge from a lifetime of discovery and learning. But, for me and my friends … it’s most often just from moments.
I want to share a truly special moment that recently happened after a show at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC).
The crowd was light that night. I’d come up from DC with a friend, just to play this show and wondered if these people were Rockwood Music regulars or there for my music.
After my set, a man came up and introduced himself, we chatted, he bought ONE VOICE and said he would give it to his daughter who liked to write music. I thought that was lovely – so I signed it with the statement “keep writing.” We shook hands and the moment passed.
A few weeks later I received an email from this same man, Chris. He took the time, a few moments, to share the impact of the music on his daughters. And I asked if I could share that with you …
In either case, I was with my daughters last night, and we watched your StageIt show [an online concert venue]. My 8-year old wanted to write in the comments something like ‘Hi, I’m the girl you signed the CD for’ … so here I am writing.
I want my daughters to have positive female role models and they have both taken a liking to your music … they want to know when you’re going to be famous!
Receiving this note was such a deep encouragement to me. There are many shows, live and online, that songs are shared, seemingly, one-way. So to learn the way the songs have traveled around from a father to a daughter, from a NYC club to a living room home. That’s something I treasure and the type of moments I pray for.