I refuse to fail…I will not fail! Without warning, my life has changed from the predictable to the unpredictable. I’ve dug this musical well for water for so long, and only now am I starting to see signs of life. Through several successful college showcases over the past couple of months, I’ll be embarking on over 60 college shows(and counting) in the next 3-4 months. Funny the dream I’d always dreamed, the vision I’d always had, the journey I’d always travelled in my mind, is now reality. Pedal to the metal folks, I’m taking no prisoners in this race. I guess overnight success truly was 10 years in the making.
I look forward to countless experiences on the road. I pray the Lord my soul to keep as I’m sure to walk through valleys filled with shadows and death. Through it all, I will emerge stronger, wiser, meeker, and hopefully with bounties of melodies and lyrics that will make the next album. I hope to connect with people one melody at a time, and live the life God has called me to live which excludes all mediocrity. This journey all over the country I know may sometimes be hard, but nothing great comes easy. Pray for me.
I’ll keep you all updated as best as I can as I continue to get better with blogging, tweeting, face-booking(made up word) and emailing. I’ll leave you with the breathtaking view from my hotel window this past weekend in Ontario California-which btw no one knows exist. Till we meet again, stay funky fresh fam, and make good music the soundtrack to your life.
I’d love your feedback concerning the blogs or anything concerning the music.
Let me start by first saying thank you to Temi for creating this website to help promote the music. She had to put up with my last minute kinda “cool” style of getting things done. I think it’s cool!
I’m not a blogger, but I do realize the need to stay in touch with the fans, so I’ll periodically post blogs especially after shows to capture really cool happenings in black and white…
Thanks to everyone who has made Nelly’s Echo a success. From the fans, to the friends, and the family members of the band who lend a supportive hand, I say thank you. The gift of music which I describe as “the pill we swallow to make the pains of living easier to digest”, is one I don’t take for granted, and hope to share with everyone I come in contact with. There are so many instances where the compliments from an adoring fan brought joy to my then troubled state, and I’m sure the same could be said by a fan about Nelly’s Echo music.
This music thing is a two way street. We the performers are “Nelly”, and the fans “Echo” their appreciation. Hence Nelly’s Echo. Let’s bless people’s lives one melody at a time, and please my friends, “Make good music the soundtrack to your life”
I’ll leave ya with pics from our latest show at Boordy’s Vineyard