Life is good...
make it beautiful...
“Work for a cause, not for applause.
Live life to express, not to impress.
Do not strive to make your presence noticed.
Just make your absence felt.”
Some time ago, after a concert, a lady remarked, ‘John, you surely have the best job in the world!’
Her comment attested to what I had really always known. What other job could place me in the company of so many happy and relaxed people who are there to enjoy an evening of good times and reminiscence, conjured up through the medium of music and story telling?
This has been my happy lot throughout the course of many gratifying years as a touring concert artist.
In 2010 I announced my ‘farewell tour.’ This proclamation became the source of much ribbing for me because, after taking two years off, I resumed touring for a further five years!
But the time has come for the touring to cease - there will be no more concerts. Future times will find me working in the studio continuing to love my work and producing new recordings.
My heart is full of gratitude, for you, the good folks who have been seated in front of me during many performances.
I thank you from my heart!