less struggle, more music.
soul ~ inspired
(adj): a way of being arising from inner wisdom, true desire, and compassion that results in clear, loving, and authentic communication with self, God, and others bringing an easeful joy, passion, and meaning to Life and one’s place in it
photo by: Erica Mueller
when the Soul feels free, music is what happens...
I am a folk singer originally from West Virginia, where my musical roots extend back to Jack Rollins, Hazel Dickens, and Kathy Mattea. You can catch hints of all these genres in my music, but most prominent in my vocal style is alternative folk. I've always loved the simplistic beauty of long, drawn-out melodies combined with harmony, simple arrangements, and friends to sing along with. Call me old-fashioned, but sittin' around a campfire or living room with a stack of songs and a few friends who have nothing better to do feels just as good as being at a concert hall with a stage and microphone. This is where I come from, and I'm happy to share it all with anyone who wants to listen and sing along.
I call my music soul~inspired because when everything else burns away, I am left with the pureness of who I am. A song is what comes next...
Being a musician is a birthright. We all have musical abilities within us, since music is an expression of the heart. Sound is an essential element of who we are as humans, and music is simply an organized group of sounds that remind us of our nature.
For some, music is also a calling that carries a higher purpose. I am one of those people...
When I discovered my musicianship at the age of 25, I was instantly aware that along with creating music, I am called to help other musicians deepen their own identities, purpose, and creative potential. Beyond sharing my own music, it is the greatest joy I have ever known to offer others the golden key to fulfillment I continue to find-- the ability to connect with a whole heart.
musicians need love, care, and direction...
are you looking for some?
HOLISTIC COACHING FOR MUSICIANS
Empowering musicians by helping them bring together their emotional, spiritual, and creative identities into an expression of their whole Self both in art and in life.
photo, Erica Mueller
COMMUNITY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
A community resource allowing aspiring musicians to feel supported by those they respect and share a creative life path with, and established musicians to give back.
photo, unknown artist
you're welcome to the jam.
Here are some more ways we can connect...
- Soul~inspired E-news including brief doses of inspiration and emotional tools to aide in purposeful connection, as well as updates on upcoming music events, shows, workshops, etc
- FB & Instagram pages for more daily inspiration, digital coaching opportunities, live videos, etc
- Workshops and Trainings for musicians and helping professionals educating communities on the value of music in the workplace and how we can be more "music positive" in our society.
- Public Speaking at events, conferences, and groups seeking inspiring creative figures to share on topics related to art, spirituality, & emotional health & well being
Whatever way we cross paths, may it be
enlightened by the taste of our wonder!
If more people could see themselves and others this way, our collective world would be a sanctuary of rich, creative beauty…
This is the vision I speak for – both as an artist, and as a guide for others.
Suffering can be created by a separation from ourselves and our internal source of Love. But our sanity and joy can be recovered, no matter how lost it seems to be. Learning to engage with unique, creative acts that engage the whole person is a solution I have seen work one hundred times faster than simply analyzing a situation or challenge of the heart. I discovered this through my own creative process, and (surprisingly) along the way it became musical art that others enjoy. While I enjoy sharing these fruits in the way of poetry, songs, and spoken word, I also realize that the process of creating has offered profound gifts as well. Gifts that others are now looking to cultivate...
Remembering how to use our loving, creative voices in all we do...
changes lives from the inside out.
We can learn to become aware of this presence within ourselves, which I call the Voice of Love. The process of remembering how to use it is the practice I cultivate every day through personal relationships, artistic expression, and professionally in my service career. I am committed to helping as many people who wish to, remember their unique Soul’s expression as I have, and it is a delightful thrill every time I'm able to support someone in that deeply nourishing process of self-discovery.
If you are aligned with the vision of living a soul~inspired life, I'm so happy to connect! And I would love to get to know you. Whether you are a music fan, fellow artist, spiritual seeker, creative service professional, or just someone who loves digging deep, your story is VALUED and I hope I get to hear about it soon. Until then, may you be inspired by the wellspring of your radiant heart's song, courageously seeing the beauty that you are...