Van Plating Essential 8 Questions
– What do you love most about being on the road?
Performing is a collaborative act between audience and artist, and every night is a one-off: a never-to-be-experienced-again moment in time that will stand still in the memory of both performer and concert-goers, if it’s a really good night (or a really not-so-good night). And all those nights, the good, bad, mediocre, and somewhere in-between are distinctly themselves, unable to be replicated or repeated because you can’t turn back the clock. I LOVE connecting with people through song. There is absolutely nothing else like it. No experience compares to that feeling when you’re baring your soul in melody and the audience is leaning in. When you’re winding down on a low, soft moment and they’re hanging on the melody and then the band explodes and they (the audience) explode with you. When you’re playing by your lonesome, just yourself and a guitar or piano and you can hear someone drop their drink in the back of the room bc everyone is holding their breath, experiencing the moment with you. You’re together, intimately together in the act of performance. I miss it deeply right now. I miss the togetherness of it all.