This is a picture of the room we will be jamming in every evening for a week. We start with ten empty chairs in a circle around a flame. We will end at the place of new beginnings, after seven days working the magic of songs in search of a voice. There’s a great big fireplace, and nine other gifted magicians. There’s a big kitchen and dining room, and we’ve got the whole place to ourselves. Dinner is provided, breakfast and lunch are on us. So off to the market I go, for steel cut oats, organic veggies and fruits, brown rice, flax seed oil, braggs amino acids, and all the other stuff I’m eating these days.
I’m honored and excited to be here. It’s all unfolding at the Sequoia Retreat Center, near Santa Cruz, CA, a stunning location, deep in the shelter of a great many trees. I’m in a state of Nothing right now. Anything could happen.