A LETTER TO MUSICIANS

A letter to Musicians. To quote Hunter S. Thompson, music has always been a matter of fuel for me. Throughout my lifetime it has been what has held my life together. To some, this notion may sound crazy but to the ones who know, they understand.  I started Tour Stories as a way of guaranteeing the opportunity to speak with the people who play music.  To me, their stories are what the whole god damn thing is all about.

I have interviewed countless musicians at this point, and I am always surprised by the humanity in our conversations. Through social media we expect everyone to have it together, to be the people they are on their feeds, and sometimes reality and virtual reality sync up but more often than not they don’t.

I’ve spoken to great musicians straight off a sold-out Red Rocks Run, who still sound doubtful in their own answers. As if they too aren’t sure they deserve what they have worked tirelessly for. The human condition does not escape the celebrity. It does not skip over the rock star. These people go out and put themselves out there each and every night exposing...