Racking Up the Miles for Country Music!
“This is the life!,” Eli Mosley says. He loves being on the road. Last weekend Eli and a couple band crew members rolled into Rabun Gap, Georgia to sing at one of his favorite venues- 12 Spies Vineyard.
Fans came from near and far to see and visit with Eli. Several fans drove more than 150 miles to attend this intimate concert at the winery. One couple came to stock up on Eli’s merchandise to complete their collection of Eli stuff! Thank you 12 Spies Vineyard Staff and fans for making this trip so much fun!
It’s a beautiful winery in a valley with gorgeous views. If you’re ever in the area please stop in here to spend a delightful time. Incredible wine! Don’t forget to see the pipe organ wash basin in the men’s room!
Exciting News!! It’s about Lipstick!
Eli released his new single “Shades”! Radio Directors all over the South called with congratulations on this exciting song that you girls will really love. It’s on rotation on stations all over! “You really knocked it out of the park!” one station manager told Eli when he reviewed “Shades”. You can find “Shades” on Spotify, Pandora, I Tunes, ReverbNation- all over the internet and on Facebook.com/elimosleymusic.
Country Music Mama’s Input
Eli’s Cd cover for “Shades” was my fourth music Cd cover art project. I also illustrate Cd covers for my brother, Mark Murdock, a progressive jazz artist in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to music art, I’ve recently completed illustrating my second children’s book for author, Carol Viner.
Creativity is about learning the skills of your craft. You have to put the miles on the tires, like Eli is doing now. Time has to be spent doing the grunt work, learning the scales, cords, music theory- composition, photo fundamentals, voice control.
I’m an artist. I heard a story that tells this lesson well.
When you see a Masterpiece of artwork from the Middle Ages, the incredible Vermeer’s, or Da Vinci’s- the beauty and skill that impresses us was actually the last thing painted. There were a “stable”of students working on the painting. The lesser skilled students roughed in the initial painting,over the Masters drawing, on the canvas. Then each layer was applied by a more skilled apprentice. Finally, the Master brought his special touches and finished the piece. It took decades of learning to become the Master!
“Whatever you can conceive, and believe, you can achieve”, Napoleon Hill. It’s not magic, its persistent effort and learning.
Encourage your children to keep at it, make it fun, enjoy the process and don’t worry about being great. The results will come in the right time. Fame before the foundation of hard work and purpose is seldom successful. It makes bright comets. Burn outs. No, you want stars, bright lights inspiring others.
Country Music Mama