Have you ever swore up and down that you couldn’t do something, and then all of the sudden, get a fire under your ass to just go out and do it?
That happened to me recently. Regretably, ever since I have been playing shows I have been very hesitant to book 3-4 hour shows because I was afraid. I was petrified that I couldn’t hold a room and would just dissappear into the background if I didn’t have a lead guitar player or other musician playing along with me. Guess I needed a crutch. 🙂
Well, after some soul searching, a lot of practice and some great advice from my friend and fellow musician, Rob Anthony, I finally bucked up and booked a 3 hour show at Patriot’s Pub in St. Charles, MN (great bar BTW) to do all by myself.
After it was all said and done, all I can say is, what the hell was I waiting for?
Now, I am pretty fired up and am in the process of scheduling all kinds of solo gigs. This will certainly open a few new doors. And just think, the only thing stopping me was me. I just needed to get the hell out of my own way.
How about you? How are you standing in your own way? What have you been afraid of doing that you know you could and should do? Then ask yourself, what could I do to light a fire under my ass to get it done?
As an owner of Patriot’s Pub in St. Charles, MN I wanted to post a comment regarding Corey’s performance. Corey has a great blend of music that he plays and everything he played was spot on. Not only does he do a great job of singing, but also story telling along the way and keeping the audience involved in his show. Corey also played a number of original songs that truly take his performance to another level. I would highly recommend Corey for any type of performance and we look forward to having him play again at the Pub. My only fear in giving too high of a recommendation is that he will be too busy to see us back in St. Charles!