The older you get, the easier it is to reminisce, to look back on your glory days, to review the highlights of your life.
I am not sure when my identity began evolving and developing, but I do know that when I wrote my first song at about age 13, There was no doubt in my mind: I was a songwriter.
As I sat listening to our battery operated radio in our cabin on the homestead, where I heard the Grand Ole’ Opry and was introduced to many great singer songwriters, I just knew my day would come.
Well folks it just came! I’m headed for Deadwood South Dakota to the Wild West Songwriters Festival.
I have arrived! Age 70! I’m a songwriter!
The older you get the more exciting it is to have something to look forward to, not just back on. So to all of you out there, keep dreaming, keep looking forward, keep finding something to be excited about every day.
You can see the full schedule for the festival here. My Schedule highlights are below.
- Friday, October 13th at the Scott Jacobs Gallery 3-4pm
- Saturday, October 14th at the Wild Bill Saloon Hall and Theater 3-4pm
- I’ve been invited to join the All Star Jam on Saturday, October 14th at the Deadwood Mountain Grand 8:30-10pm