sometimes i feel so dialed n 2 the power of sound that it scares me. it keeps me from doing what i love - and from doing it as well as i can. it is frightening 2 conjure up music, it literally brings me 2 tears; as if i'm too close to nature's core. i imagine that's how astronauts describe G-forces - or what a body might go thru at near light speed. but lately, i've ben facing these demons - trying 2 find a better balance with them. music has brought me so much - even when i was at less than full capacity; but i'm gonna c if i can hold this tiger by the tail thru an entire song, album, and tour. c what happens...bcuz not allowing myself 2 b all that i am might hav broken a gift i thot was unbreakable; and i cannot allow that 2 happn again. so, i'm comn full strength.
“My singing comes from my experience… My own experience. I never had no one teach me nothin’. I never went to school for music or nothin’. I taught myself to sing and to blow harmonica and even to play drums - by watchin’ other people! I can't read music, but I know what I'm singing! I don't sing like nobody but myself...when I was comin' up, listening to Bessie Smith and all, they sung from their heart and soul and expressed themselves. That's why when I do a song by somebody, I have my own way of singing it. Because, I want to be me. I like to put myself into whatever I'm doin' so I can feel it". - Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton
Thursday night, Oct 25, Los Angeles, Zebulon i’ll be on stage, playing my songs. afterwards, i’ll be in the audience, mesmerized by Pegasus Warning and Vernon Reid’s Band of Gypsys. for tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1760116 thanks to @blackrockcoalition
pedals, leaves, coffee. ☑️ PREPPIN 4 my 1st show n 6 years. Opening for Vernon Reid’s Band of Gypsys, along with Pegasus Warning Zebulon, Los Angeles, Oct 25 https://zebulon.ticketfly.com/event/1760116-vernon-reid-s-band-gypsys-los-angeles/
Free stream. http://vanhunt.com/album/bootlegs/ #Character #VanHunt
My First Show In 6 Years IN SUPPORT OF VERNON REID'S BAND OF GYPSYS along with Pegasus Warning (Oct. 25, at Zebulon, Los Angeles) https://zebulon.ticketfly.com/event/1760116-vernon-reid-s-band-gypsys-los-angeles/
my latest essay on Medium https://medium.com/@vanhunt/music-systems-theory-surfacing-the-multidisciplinary-nature-of-songwriting-and-learning-393c3291e752
a beautiful event, with a powerful cause. i'm proud to be a part of it. #canyonsessions #letsfcancer https://www.squadup.com/events/canyonsessions
sum o' ya'll don't believe me, so here's proof. (sideways) mmmwuah....KISS https://youtu.be/3Kaj6eVGzAo
7 years ago i askd this question - and i'm not sure any1 has answerd. VANHUNT.COM http://vanhunt.com/album/what-were-you-hoping-for/ or, n a stream near u #VanHunt #WhatWereUHoping4?