Hear Me Roar
When did you know music was important to you? I come from generations of Bluegrass pickers and mandolin players. Also, my dad played blues guitar for his personal enjoyment. My Mom often would sing while dad played. Those were some sweet memories. At 6 years old, I wanted nothing more than to sing and perform. Nothing has changed; this desire which is still very real for me.
To me, music is like…a well-spring of water. If I can’t get to it, I dehydrate.
Tell us about The Blue Door and its roots: Unlike a bar, The Blue Door is a listening venue, where each artist can perform to a captive audience. The Blue Door started out as a rehearsal space I share with Enzo Centofanti (as well as creative design space, which it still is). After two years, we were drawn into creating a listening venue from the days of yore. I missed venues where I could go and feel I was somewhere special—to listen to an artist, or band, without having to hear the “conversations of the day” from the next table. When you can perform rather than play, it’s a whole new take on deliverance. Artists then connect with audiences on a totally different level. You can’t help but feel something special.