has always been in me like a perpetual fire. It's been my connective
tissue to everyone in my life. Nothing penetrates me so deeply and
nothing has enabled my voice to more boldly speak the truth. Songs
have tumbled out of me like an impatient child at times,
with a raw poignancy. But theres never been a right or wrong
context for music to explode in and through me. Most times when
music springs forth its been the most perfect creative
always tried to focus my poetry and passion into my work. I write
and sing to reveal the least understood, at times most troubling,
and little celebrated aspects of our world. In the last couple of
years, I began to understand that there was an underlining theme
linking much of the unease of the world illiteracy. Not having
the tools to read is undeniably linked to low self-esteem and personal
no doubt that this profound tool literacy has blessed
my life, my musical vocabulary and my ability to speak to the world
clearly. In November 1999, I read a rich work of literature, which
poignantly influenced my music and writing. It created a remarkable
opening for a song "7th
Step" is the result. It sparked an idea...
nearly 3 years later, my search for the perfect SIBL has gone global.
And my devotion to the cause of adult literacy has deepened to the
point where I now feel an unstoppable obligation to serve that community
through song. I envision that for every song written and heard because
of The SIBL Project, another adult will walk into a literacy program
toward their unimagined journey through words, imagination and possibilities.
all who support this project today and in years to come, thank you.
This is a great winged movement to be a part of. I cant imagine
devoting our time to anything more magnificent than music, poetry
or literature. Together, we will build musical bridges for those
who have yet to cross into the magical waters of reading literature,
poetry and prose what better use of our life?
heart and song,
to SIBL Team