In light of COVID’s effect on my industry, I'm raising money to purchase a truck & trailer/RV to start the Highway Troubadour project. Read more about the music, podcast, and search for sustainability below.
Making and performing music for a living has been extraordinarily challenging in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For a musician who once thrived in my region, and a single father of two small children, we’re among the people for whom this pandemic has changed just about every aspect of our lives.
For the past twenty years I’ve performed weekly, from public places to settings as intimate as the bedsides of hospital patients. Making music is how I serve humanity best. Opportunity for performance has vanished, and my industry is largely on hold. Combined with my children being home my options for work have diminished.
The challenges thrust upon me, and the pandemic having shown cracks and frailty in our society caused me to think long and hard about sustainability.
Naturally, I felt compelled to do something about it. After first reacting to the drastic change, I then decided to be proactive and find ways to leverage it towards a positive goal. My solution needed a name and the mother of invention provided.
Highway Troubadour is where a few solutions come together. This project allows me to employ my media knowledge and interview experts across the nation, on the topic of actionable sustainability, meanwhile I reduce my cost of living, raise my kids, and not only continue my work as a performing musician, but expand it in territory.
With gratitude, I’ll be paying it forward by sharing what I learn in my podcast episodes with the world, and playing benefit concerts for fellow families who have been hit hard by the pandemic. I’ll be investigating sustainable ways of living as a traveling musician. And i’m already setting up interviews with experts such as engineers, urban planners, and horticulturalists with the intention of illuminating actionable ideas, in depth, for a sustainable future (and a resilient infrastructure).
Where you come in: To get this project off the ground I’ll need a trailer and a truck, which I cannot afford alone. I need your help. This setup will be my new home, as well as a podcast and recording studio.
I’m grateful, every day. And pride myself on being a hardworking person of integrity, whom neither time nor money is wasted on. Music sustains us all, and with your help Highway Troubadour will be launched in a world that could use more songs for healing, and actionable knowledge to fortify our future, and that of our kids.
Please share my campaign! Get it to as many people as possible. It’s the only way that this will work.
We're near the end of this crowdfunding campaign. There's still time to tell people about it who can help me reach my goal!
The first guest of the Highway Troubadour podcast is permaculturist Eli Bajalia: https://www.biotilth.org/ We'll be talking about redesigning how we think about food growing and our modern life.
Thanks to Gabie Ruiz, Stevie Schoof, Michael McKenny, and Yvonne Lozano we're off to an incredible start! - If you're just tuning in, I'm on a mission to redefine "sustainability" and maybe even replace it with action-ability. - Please donate to my cause, any amount helps. If you can't donate at this time, please share my campaign where you deem it appropriate. Thank you! Let's love where this is going.
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