Keep it together

“I was born 34 years ago in Oxford, Mississippi, to a sawmill father and a church piano playing mother. One taught me how to work and the other how to sing, and I try to do both as much as possible. Maybe the work isn’t as backbreaking as it was for me when I was younger and maybe the songs have changed, but I learned a lot in those day about what it takes to keep going, to not give up. I learned how to sing when my soul was down. Now I find that I just can’t quit. […] A little road worn and down, I took some time off in 2009 and 2010 and finished up a college degree I had long put aside. I read as many books as I could get my hands on. I took some poetry and fiction classes, trying to learn to write better. […]

I feel very fortunate. I don’t have to work at the sawmill anymore with my dad when I’m not on tour. My back doesn’t hurt like it used to. The lights are on and I had a decent lunch before writing this. I have learned to find the joy in these small things. I have learned to do what I have to in order to keep my energy up, because I love what I do and I want to keep doing it for as long as I can.”

Andrew Bryant, October 2, 2014

Note to Self: How good is he?!


  1. I liked this very much, “feel good” music.

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  2. His voice is pretty good.

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  3. A piano is arriving at my house tomorrow and I am so excited to learn to play it!

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  4. Awesome!

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  5. Christie says:

    I like his voice and that he took on the hard work and made an opportunity to go for it…

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  6. I love your selections dear David, Thank you, his voice filled my humble morning world in here now 🙂 Have a nice day and great weekend, love, nia

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  7. What a great outlook!

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  8. His song is impressive, his attitude, ever better. ☺ Fabulous.

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  9. Fabulous!! Don’t think I’ve heard of him before. He has a touch of Elton John and Rufus Wainright, made my day David! 😀

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  10. I recognize a kindred soul here. This is a guy I’d like to have coffee with someday.

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