I've come to learn that gratitude is a quality best expressed when you take the time to pause and reflect. New years and birthdays are often good occasions to do this and in my moments of reflection I ponder that I've just completed my 4th year doing what I love as a professional musician. I AM GRATEFUL. When I began I hustled to get a single gig. In December alone I did 22! I AM GRATEFUL. I recall looking for a band to take me on. Today I run my own (@thesoundhouseband). I AM GRATEFUL. My job takes me to great venues and countries. I AM GRATEFUL. Most importantly, I get to meet some of the most fun, humble, beautiful, courageous, hard working, crazy, quirky, creative, interesting and flat out talented people I know. I AM GRATEFUL. So this post is to thank each person I was blessed to share a stage with during #December22 - for each of you, I AM GRATEFUL. And to anyone I entertained with in any month and to those I'll rock with in 2018, I salute you. I can't wait to make more memories this year and see where God takes my gift.