Balancing Family and Music Career

 I know so many musicians that have had the hardest time balancing family with music. They are either on the road too much or spend so much time playing gigs that they miss out on the greatest thing life has to offer. I wanted a music career so bad that I avoided going too far with relationships. That selfishness led to a lot of hurt people. Including myself. Early on people would tell me how they used to do what I did but then they got married and had to get a "real" job. That scared me and I vowed to myself that it would never happen to me. I decided that by the time I got married and started a family, music would be the thing that provided for my family. Of course music being such a hard career to thrive in I was powerless to make it happen on my own. Only a sovereign God could bring me to the place I'm at now. Yes, I have a thriving career in music and also have the most amazing family. This is not by my own power. It is by the grace of God. Even though the band is pursuing gigging/recording opportunities and reaching out to our fans, we keep first things first. So be sure to have your priorities in place. If you have a family make sure they are getting the time and nourishment that they need. Your spouse and children need you more than your fans or your ego.

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  • Becky

    Becky

    Had a great time at Jazz & Java at Horizon North Clairemont Church. You guys are so good. God has given you a great talent to use for him. Keep it up. You're awesome!

    Had a great time at Jazz & Java at Horizon North Clairemont Church. You guys are so good. God has given you a great talent to use for him. Keep it up. You're awesome!

  • Anne

    Anne

    I was at Horizon North Clairemont Christian church too this summer. You guys were great!! You put a lot into your music! I love your post here too. Love your priorities. Looking forward to seeing you this Labor Day weekend! God Bless you guys!

    I was at Horizon North Clairemont Christian church too this summer. You guys were great!! You put a lot into your music! I love your post here too. Love your priorities. Looking forward to seeing you this Labor Day weekend!
    God Bless you guys!

  • Barry Amundsen

    Barry Amundsen Valley Center

    One very wise man and great player! I met you at Emeritus Senior Center in Carmel Valley when my band Sundance was coming in and you coming out, remember? Would love to chat... bangsong2000@yahoo.com

    One very wise man and great player! I met you at Emeritus Senior Center in Carmel Valley when my band Sundance was coming in and you coming out, remember? Would love to chat... bangsong2000@yahoo.com

  • Eliza Tauchert

    Eliza Tauchert USA

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