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It all became very real once I had my guitar in hand and sat down center stage, in the middle of that beautiful concert hall to do what I had come to do. Each night I learned something new as I watched Ben perform from backstage. I was as captivated as the audience in front and I tried to adjust and perfect my own set. His performances were spectacular- averaging around three hours a show and doing it all for the crowd and for the love of music. What more could I ask for? I was simply learning from one of the best.
After my five openers were finished I rode the bus with Ben down to Philadelphia to pick up my guitars and enjoy one more of his performances before heading home.
As I was visiting with Ben before the show I told him that I was looking forward to singing with him again. He asked me if I wanted to run through the song “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. After we played it, he just looked at me and said, ” We will probably play it”. So, to my surprise I found myself on stage for a sixth night playing along side Ben Harper. As he invited me on stage he asked me “How ya doin?”, I responded, “I’m doing fine” but I was thinking that I simply could not be better!
The tour ended for me with the high hopes of more tours to come and the prospect of recording my third album on the west coast as soon as possible. The most encouraging thought is that this is only the beginning and that there is more to come if I continue to walk forward in faith and gratefulness to the God who has continued to bless this wonderful adventure.