Lyle Morse – Acoustic Blues, Guitar, Vocals
Throughout my life, music has been my constant companion. I cannot remember a time when I did not desire to play the guitar, and sing a song. Came to the blues later in life, probably because it seems to me that one has to experience the passage of time and circumstance in it’s many forms before you can convincingly interpret that style of music. Experience does teach volumes.
I feel the performance of music suspends the passage of time. When I perform and feel “in the zone”, hours feel like minutes, and with the endorphins flowing, I experience no pain, no worries, no regrets. In that somewhat transcendental space I hope to make a connection to the spirits of the individuals in my audience. I hope we can all walk away from such an experience feeling transformed.
I owe never-ending gratitude to those early bluesmen, and other musicians who came before me and set the stage for what I do. All music is derivative, yet I always strive to make it my own, or give it a different interpretation. A wise bluesman once said to me, “Don’t do it like I do it, make it your own!”
I also owe much love to those in my life that support my music, and allow me the time and space to prepare and perform.