Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Indie # 4 - Roger Drawdy & The Firestarters

Indie #4 - Roger Drawdy & The Firestarters - Irish Band

I was fortunate enough to see them play at the Savannah Irish Festival in Feb 08. I saw them by coincidence. Or perhaps not. Read blog archive on this topic.

They perform heavily in the Midwest. While I love America's heartland as much as anyone, I've never had the desire to live there. However, on occasional Friday evenings I find myself wishing I could be in an Irish pub, drinking a Black & Tan, and seeing this high-energy band perform again.

The passion they have for their craft is both mesmerizing and inspiring. So many of us go through the daily motions of life, never taking time to savor the moments. This band radiates with an energy and hungry passion for life that's on fire. Upbeat tunes one moment, soulful ballads the next. Haunting lyrics, beautiful melodies.

My manuscript-in-progress has Irish themes, so this band has become the book's soundtrack. Their songs are the backdrop as I type out pages, hoping to keep the muse nearby. Often the storytelling lyrics help shape a mood I'm trying to create with a character.

My thanks and kudos go out to Roger Drawdy, who has displayed infinite patience with my music, Irish culture, and miscellaneous book research questions. You are an artist, in every sense of the word, and I am continually awed and inspired by your talent.

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