“Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.” ~ Pablo Picasso
Something completely different was planned for today’s blog but I just got wind of some developing news, so I’ve changed my story!
On February 14, 2013, two years ago, I posted a blog called Songs, Taylor Made. The first time I featured young musician, songwriter and vocal artist, Taylor Batton on All Things Fulfilling, he was a student at Maine Maritime Academy. He has since graduated and he’s now navigating waters in places around the world piloting tremendous seafaring vessels – tugboats and such.
Batton uses his times of solitude to come to understand himself better and the world around him. His thoughts are used to create narratives through his music. As he says of his nautical life “You get a really strong sense of loneliness. At the same time, you feel a really strong and strange power. All of that kind of ties into how I go about writing the music. I just try and capture that feeling. ” Listen In.
I’m so proud of this young man. Taylor Batton recently signed with Goldship Records of Bristol, TN and his first full length album will soon be released.
His journey has not always been easy. Yet he’s stared down adversity and has attained each one of his goals, all the while keeping his eye on what he’s been passionate about (maritime life and music) and not given up.
I look forward to learning more about the release of your new record label and the company who has signed you, Taylor. Hearty Congratulations!
This blog is penned by the award-winning author of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected and Short Stories: Lessons of Heart & Soul.