From where you stand as a singer songwriter, how would you define success and is it different from where you stand as a singer songwriter who is a parent? Has your definition of success shifted after becoming a father?
Success is a funny word isn’t it. Especially with art. For sure, it's definitely an interesting word/concept to think about. My perception of life has changed in a significant way since parenthood, so it feels safe to say it's affected my interpretation of professional success. I think my motivations are different now. And I'm not sure it's directly attributed to parenthood, but maybe more because parenthood has forced me to grow up more, examine my greater purpose more (even beyond parenthood). It hasn't changed everything. Success for me, I think for a long time has just meant having an audience, and I still feel that way. But there is a new feeling - now there's a sense of spiritual calling - like what can I do with the audience I might have. And how can I stir the most positivity out of my days. It's a work in progress. I'd like to eventually be involved in some sort of performing arts/educational program for kids. Teaching peace and environmentalism. But for now I think success is about making small goals and achieving them.