Serendipity & Influences

Back in summer 2017 I had the serendipitous opportunity to spend a whole day in a song writing workshop with Mary Gauthier and Eliza Gilkyson who were both here to perform at the Edmonton Folk Festival.  It was, to say the least, magical, sitting in a living room talking, listening to guests share their in progress work, critiquing, and listening to Mary and Eliza share stories about song writing, the art and craft, and the music industry.

In the moment you know you are experiencing something incredibly special and rare.  Their experiences aren’t mine, they are standing in a stream that I would love to stand in, their life immersion is different. But, you are there in the energy of the day, the subject, the focus.  And, you come away with the sense of a remarkable special aura around you after the experience. You have discovered some things you didn’t know till then.

On the Serendipity side, all this only came about because of local musical friendships that passed me along.  Meeting Rhea March at her Song Circle, Rhea suggesting I drop in on Rob Heath’s monthly writers venue…………..and whalla!!! A chance to sit with two international American greats.  

The Universe is an abundant place.  This experience has left me with much.  Many thanks to Rhea and Rob. And the special things seem to continue.