Vlog 11 – More Chicago Blues
‘Sing it the way you want, don’t use the same ad-libs as Etta James. Feel it. Make the song your own.’ These are just a few valuable pieces of advice from blues artist Linsey Alexander while I was on stage with him. Yes I have heard it before. But hearing it from an experienced bluesman like he is, one that can hit me in the heart with his voice, in this scenery, in this city. It just resonates. And the fact that he takes time to teach me, is very special. He also told me that I have a good voice and that I inspire him… Can you believe that. Pretty amazing.
Authenticity, that’s what it’s all about. Being yourself on stage, giving it your all in your own way.
By staying focused on music and performing I learn. I learn from musicians and performers that I meet, people who love music, other travelers following their dream by stepping out of the box they were in. I’m still not sure where I’m going, but this is the right way for now. The only thing I know is that I don’t know and that I want to learn more. So I’m keeping my eyes open and try to trust on my intuition and heart more and more.
Besides that I eat too much, drink beer almost every night and still haven’t gone to the gym…
If I trust on my intuition and heart when it comes to that, I do really need to find a place to workout and sweat my ass off or there will be a little bit too much of my authentic self.
Next up: My ride to the Southside with Holle Thee Maxwell