New Year, New Me. Really? I said I’d lose weight, get in shape and spend time being more productive but you don’t really think it will happen do you? We all say things like that every year.
I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution but I’m here to tell you, good things will happen this year. Maybe not in the obvious ways.
As each year passes, we all learn something. Even if it’s as simple as waiting until 3:30 in the afternoon to call an establishment about a booking. Today was the first time in my entire career that I actually had an employee of a venue hang up on me. Usually, 2:00 pm is a good time to make calls. This particular venue which will go unnamed, was still busy with lunchtime customers at 2:15pm. The funny thing is, it was a place that I have played several times before. Oh well. After all, to that person, I was just another scumbag musician and there were paying customers waiting for their lunch.
We learn that life goes on. After a few weeks off, I’m heading back into circuit training at Rivertown Chiropractic. I always come out of there feeling better and thinking clearer. I’ll keep everyone posted as to how consistent I can be in 2015.
We learn that time flies. One day I’m changing a baby boy’s diaper and in the blink of an eye, that same boy is 26 years old and playing bass in the band with me! My son, Neil is doing a great job, thumping like thunder on a four string Fender. I’m told that our voices sound very similar so that when we sing harmonies, we’re blending together well.
We learn that friends and family are most important. In the long run, it’s how many people show up at the gig or how many CDs were sold. It’s spending time with loved ones looking back with few regrets
I may not have thought like that in my younger years but I sure do now. Thanks to everyone who’s supported my music. There’s more music on the way…from a new me.
Rusty paired with the country/blues/rock band Rocketwood for a January 2 at a show in Jeffersonville, and Rusty has also booked a show on January 28 in downtown Indianapolis at the Tin Roof, a venue Rusty has played twice as a headliner. “It’s a really good way to reach some new fans,” Rusty says. Promoting hisContinue Reading