I have had the most wonderful day!
The Tullys had the first of our end of year "holiday season" gigs last night, and we were in fine musical and entertaining form! There are a lot of gigs booked for the end this year, and beginning of the next, and I always look forward to entertaining people, it's a great job.
Today I did Coffee & Chords, it was marvellous! I had so many wonderful responses, which made me so happy. I'm not even sure why I do it sometimes, as I don't get paid! But I suppose the benefits for me have been that I can promote the band, and my name as a local singer/songwriter, also it has kept me "fit" as a musician and vocalist, and performer throughout the quieter, winter months.
But there is something more important than the above that drives me to perform solo at the coffee shop, I can hardly explain it, but I know I am supposed to do it. I love to do it. The smiles I get from passers by, the people that sometimes stand there and sing along, or just watch with delight, and the fans and friends I have made have been phenomenal. I hope I am giving something back to my own community. A gift that has worked it's way back to me, for I am so blessed to be able to communicate the power of music.
Thank you to all of you (so many!) who came today!