Today I had the privilege of sharing the stage with several other talented WCS members and a newbie songwriter with heart! I was chosen to perform one of my songs “We Were One” (Written with Robert Lindsey) at The Freight and Salvage and it was filmed for a TV show that will be on MTV in May/June. The energy of the day was so great and I ran into old friends and made new ones.
It is events like these that make me love the Bay Area and WCS (West Coast Songwriters) even more than I do. (If that is possible! ) I was on camera a bit talking with the young artist that the show was centered around and he and his mentor on the show were asking about the Bay Area music scene. It came up that the music scene can be so competitive and the vibe can come across really unfriendly etc… Well, I shared about how I don’t feel it is that way at all here in the Bay Area and with WCS. I feel like it is a family and we all have our time to shine. Today for me, felt more like I was hanging out at Thanksgiving with my cousins and we all just happened to be performing songs. I think so much of this community vibe comes from all of us being a part of the WCS family as that is where I’ve met so many wonderful artists and learned so much about how this business works. I would not have had this opportunity today if I wasn’t a member, so I am very grateful to WCS for this experience and I got a ton out of it.
I was proud of the young artist from the show who performed for the first time today. It takes a lot of guts and trust to put yourself out there and debut your first performance on TV with other experienced artists. It was inspiring and a great reminder to take chances and follow your truth.
I feel there is room for everyone in this business as there is always room for good music. This event was filled with good music, people and positive energy. A great formula for a fabulous Sunday!
As some of you know, I took a break from songwriting and music for awhile and last July a “switch flipped” and now I’m back in full force following my heart with music in the driver’s seat. Today was a great little wink from the universe that I am right where I am supposed to be.