May 11, 2021
So didgeridoo is not the only instrument I play. I've played keyboard for far longer than didge and I find that both compliment each other. This is a piece for solo piano called Refuge and is something I wrote about 12 years ago. I just posted a practice sesson of it on Instagram TV (IGTV). You can find it here
Refuge is a deeply personal song about the constant search for a place where the soul can rest. The driving rhythms are akin to the constant movement to find peace but in the end finding peace is in simply being still. It seems fitting to debut this song in this month of Mental Health Awareness. It's been a time I am coming to recognize my own struggles with trying to stay healthy in the face of anxeiety and depression. Writing songs like Refuge has been cathartic to help keep me on more of an even keel.
I so enjoy playing this song even if it's not a clean take. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I do playing it. Thank you for listening and stay amazing!