It is always daunting to lead a band. I obsess before the gig, writing all of the transitions out and rehearsing the song list with fervor. Once the performance begins, I am lost in the moments and in the wave of chords and lyrics and the joy of music. I am always surprised by the joy. I wish I could say that after playing my guitar all these years and singing in so many different venues that I am now confident. Nope. But, I am trying to overcome the nerves and most of the time I am successful. I can’t wait for next time- and for the great moments of joy that comes only through music.