Last week I was talking about this kickass jam session I was a part of and the importance of being OK with making mistakes in these types of situations. (well, hell, when is that not relevant?) Here’s an example of the beautiful music we made, mistakes and all.
This is Zach from Fable Cry singing one of his songs as we were all listening and learning:
Our fearless ringmaster and cellist Josh Dent weaved effortlessly between being a thread in the musical fabric and directing the creative energies of his guests. Without his leadership, our music-making could easily have turned into a chaotic wall of sound.
Josh humorously describes himself as an old man most of the time, but not tonight. He’s giddy as a little kid:
What I found extra impressive is that he encouraged us to have dialogue about the music we were making. So often musicians stay confined inside the walls of unanswered questions. Maybe the perfect groove was just an eighth note away, but if we aren’t willing to risk letting everyone know that we don’t know everything in the world, then we’ll never find that perfect groove.
I can safely say we found our perfect groove together.
Here’s Ally Brown singing one of her tunes with everyone jamming with her. So much fun!