The Ice Melts
When you're a northerner winters can be long and hard. Not near as brutal as the Starks from the famous HBO series, but the cold can wear on you. When you're holed up, nothing but plans running through your head. Biding your time until its just warm enough to consider moving.
And I have been biding my time. In January The Last Gold Leaf was featured in a music blog called Music Inform. I've played a handful of shows since. But for the most part I've kept my head under the radar. Considering my musical future and what I think my purpose is in this art and what drives me as an artist and as a musician.
Something that's quietly been growing in my mind is how I want philanthropy and fund-raising to be a core part of my art and performance. There are a lot of causes I believe in and a lot of things I want to help change and the more I've grown as an artist the more I realize I want to incorporate these causes directly into what I do.
In light of that at the end of this month I'll be playing two benefit shows in Minneapolis for a local non-profit called the Sheridan Story. They're what's called a "backpack program" designed to help children not go hungry through the weekends here in the city. On their site they state that over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity. I'm seeking to create awareness, take donations, and I'll have pamphlets and fliers available on how you can get connected if you want to.
Otherwise, a few friends and I recorded another new video for your viewing pleasure. Check it out on the home page or the videos page.