Today I turn 38. When reflecting on life this I realized something:
Before that, when I had turned 30 I had crisis of profession. I wasn’t sure if being a musician/singer-songwriter was going to be good for my family. Our first baby was on the way and I had always treated this part of my life as a hobby. I wrote songs and shared them locally but I never went beyond our pocket of friends with any intention. Yet I had this strong pull that I needed to be giving more room for this in my life.
Then I had a transformative conversation with a friend.
He let me know, “Tim, this is the year of the baby. You’re going to have your first child. And then you’re going to let this other child known as your ‘creative career’ out of the closet you’ve locked it up in.”
Really, someone’s respected opinion that I could DO IT was all I needed.
I created a website.
I shared my music online.
I played shows and gathered emails.
I went on my first tour (to Kansas! because it was home!)
It was a turning point for me where I stopped talking about what I wanted to do as singer/songwriter and started actually doing it.
So collected here are songs that are favorites of mine and the people who have listened in over the last 8 years. In the fields of everything I’ve released these are songs that rise a little bit higher in their season.
Hence the name, Haystacks.