Date. (Check.) Venue. (Check.) Audience. (Check.)
At six weeks from my debut performance date, I just needed a band. As in, musicians. (Kind of important, huh?)
The only problem was, I didn’t know any.
Well, guess what? By the four week mark, I had a band and it was super easy to find them.
And this is a group of people who are not only helpful and supportive but damned talented.
I was so scared to play my songs for professional musicians. I was sure they would snicker or their eyes would get big as they thought, “Wow, she really is a beginner.” But guess what? They really like my songs!
And you know the best part? Hearing my songs come to life.
It is SO different hearing a mandolin go off into a riff in the middle of my song, and a fiddle echo the melody of my vocals. And it’s so cool to hear them all together: bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. And the vocal harmony that we’re creating, too.
The fun part was how easy it was to find my band members. I just asked one or two people, and boom, they appeared in my life.
I didn’t know what to pay them or anything. I didn’t know about PA systems or whether we even needed one; I figured that out, too.
When you set your sights on something, there are things that are your job, and things you can let the divine take care of. The trick is to ask for help. That’s really when things start happening fast; it’s when you are willing to ask. If you’re like me and not good at asking for help, a good place to start is to say to the divine, “I have no idea how to make this happen but I’m doing it! Please show me what to do next.” And I guarantee you that a person, situation or connection will pop up in your world at just the right time.