Isn’t it Spring yet?
Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” At least, not for another few days (March 20, to be precise). It has definitely been an unusual winter here at the Riggan Ranch in Idaho – and probably wherever you are.
This season has been one of creative restlessness for me.
It’s been a while since I’ve had the luxury of immersing myself in songwriting – too long, to be honest. But something has been stirring lately, and some new songs have started to shoot up out of the cold earth.
A lyric fragment here, a melody there. A tentative start, maybe. But it feels like something is waking up.
My last couple of records – Deep Roots and Peace On Earth – were deeply satisfying projects for me. In both cases, I got to enjoy that magical experience of creating something that somehow takes on a life of its own, unexpectedly blossoming into something beautiful and surprising – even to me, the artist.
That said . . . I’ve missed writing and producing songs that are all my own – as much as I love hymns and Christmas songs.
So I’m looking forward to Spring, and hoping for a creative reawakening. Believing that maybe I’m not quite done with bringing forth new music. I’ll keep you posted as those songs come to fruition.