Not really a big deal, people go to concerts all the time. But I went to see Brad Paisley. For me, this was the third time seeing him live. There are very few musicians that I feel are worth paying to go see, so three times is a big deal.
Why do I keep going back to see him?
Brad is known in music circles as a phenomenal guitarist, a true genius when it comes to those six strings. He is known in country music as a traditionalist in many ways, staying true to his country root (he still wears a hat) and he’s also know as a down-to-earth guy who has a great sense of humor. His opening acts know they will be pranked. These qualities were what drew me to Brad as an artist.
What keeps me coming back?
He uses just about every creative fiber he has to pull his show together, from the music to the animations, from the arrangements to the light show, it all comes in some way from his brain. It is amazing to me that all that content comes from one person, at least initially. He will credit his team and band, which makes him that much more awesome.
The ability to be creative at that level is awe-inspiring to me. I have always considered myself a creative person. I’m a musician, an artist, and a creative thinker. I struggle most days to express my creativity. I’ve thought to myself in the past, if I could just get a job where I can be creative.
I’ve come to the realization that the power of creativity comes from finding ways to be creative in an environment that doesn’t promote it.
How are you creative? Does your job encourage creativity?
Go and do your art, whatever it is.