One of my favorite concerts last year was @youngthegiant @coldwarkids and @joywave at @summerstage at @centralparknyc. 💚
@cpfnyc’s 2018 season of #SummerStage is HERE! Join us for more than 100 shows in 18 neighborhood NYC parks this summer.
The Road Ahead Isn’t Always Clear
After performing at several talent contests, and usually ending up 2nd lol I met Al Leblanc who later became my manager. At the time Al was volunteering to help a friend of his who had a recording studio. His friend Rory was a musician who had been in a car accident leaving him a quadriplegic. Since Rory could run a computer just by moving his head his family decided to build him a recording studio where musicians could walk in plug in and record their songs with him. That amazed me. So when Al asked me to come and record with him at AMHM (A Musician Helping Musicians) studios I jumped at the opportunity. Over the next few months we wrote and demoed several songs. Some of which are on my debut album “The Road Ahead”. When it came time to record my debut “The Road Ahead” I found a producer named Steve Fox from Nashville who was interested in working with me. The only problem was the budget was about $20,000 dollars. Of course having just graduated from high school I didn’t have that kind of money.
I approached several financial institutions and was told by multiple banks that giving a loan to a musician was too risky for them so I was denied several times. Then I heard of an organization called Community Futures. They provide loan options for small & mirco businesses and entrepreneurs. I booked a meeting with Community Futures and presented them with a five-year business plan. The meeting went well and I was invited back for a second meeting and was told me to bring my guitar so I could play them a song that I was planning on recording. I performed a song I had written called “The Road Ahead” which became the title track of my debut CD. One week later Community Futures called me at my parents farm and told me they approved my loan application and I was off to Nashville.
We want to give a big shoutout to Dr. Laura Heaton from #SenecaOptical on this fine Tuesday. Thank you so much for being the first business to partner with us three years in a row!! Your support has been so instrumental in getting #rocktheranchsc off the ground! If you’re in the Upstate and need glasses and an eye doctor that you can trust, go see Dr. Laura. Seneca Optical is conveniently located in the Applewood Shopping Center in Seneca.
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Introducing … HUMP DAY GIVEAWAY! 🐫🎶 Our daydreams are full of SOLD OUT summertime concerts and we want to let you in on all the fun. Catch our Instagram Stories weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. sharp to learn what SOLD OUT show we’re giving away tickets to and how to enter to win. It’s gonna be FAST, so get your texting fingers ready! 👍 See you tomorrow A.M.!
Looking for a fun & rewarding career? Stop by the Aramark Job Fair THIS SATURDAY (4/21) from 12-4pm at Soldier Field to apply for food service positions at the stadium: Warehouse, Cashiers, Cooks, Kitchen Utility, Suite Attendants, Runners, Catering Servers, and More!