My daughter asked me just last week “do you believe in Soul Mates? because I think I met someone who is mine.” I said “sure, but I have not met anyone who fits that criteria in many years.” I think if I could have one hour over a coffee with artist Mary Fahl I may feel differently answering that question.
Saturday night at TCAN, the Natick Center for the Arts, we attended a concert by a female vocalists unknown to us. My husband said he looked her up on Youtube and she reminded him of Sandy Denny from Fairport Convention, an English folk rock band.
Since I loved Sandy’s voice, our friends and I went to hear this incredible artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist perform. The show opened with reverb (which I really like) and a beautiful blond women belting out a song with her extremely tonal vocals almost a baritone sound. Her performance was outstanding and amazing actually, how just one small person can fill such a large sized room. Her former years as the lead singer in a group called, October Project, gave her that experience. Who is this women? Why have we never seen her perform? We were told from the director that we were seeing a rare performance by now soloist Mary Fahl, what a treat.
As I stand in a very long line to buy her rendition of “from the dark side of the moon”, I think about my course “Creating Creative Content” with @Alyson B Stanfield, comparing this artist to techniques learned during my summer class. Talent a given, this women was applying the general principles we were discussing, selling her material, and building an audience through her story telling abilities. Now I wanted to know even more about her fascinating life, retold in song, and gathering a following by being a genuine person. I was sold I wanted to be her friend, soul mate, even become a groupie. The question remains how do I apply these principles to my photography.
http://www.natickarts.org/performance/mary-fahl-formerly-october-project , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4esPTfgFlyQ , http://www.natickarts.org/, http://alwaysgail.com/
That is always the question, isn’t it? How do we apply the principles that clearly do work to us.