Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friends in the Industry

I managed to make contact again one of the best singer-songwriters in the business.  I remembered her from the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter III contest. We talk in music about "leaving it all on the floor".  If you aren't sure what that means exactly, I'm sorry to say that there is no textbook for this, much less textbook examples.  Fortunately, however, I can show you what it looks and sounds like:

If your mouth is still open when you start reading this, it's because you've just witnessed an honest-to-Christ, visceral performance of passion and conviction meeting cultivated talent. It's okay, you can play it again. We'll still be here when you get back.

I got to know Lauren Adelle after the contest, mostly only through a few short exchanges that passed between us on SoundCloud. She is currently at work within the music industry, still writing songs, still singing and still performing. I am competing in this year's contest, but Lauren, despite her magnificent talent, will not be returning. While I can understand her reasons, I will miss having her in this event: there's no one else in the business like her. Last night I posted a link to the above video on twitter: "Please RT! THIS is what we mean when we say 'Leaving it all on the floor.'" Tonight, she returned the favor:

It's great to have friends in the industry!

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