I just got home from a month long retreat at the Harbor Beach Artist in Residence Program. It was great. Harbor Beach is a small town in the thumb are of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. I was given a cabin right on Lake Huron, a small stipend, a bicycle to use around town and no restrictions on what or how much to create, only the freedom and time to do so. It's every artists dream to get paid to create. To be given the time and space to work on my songwriting, my artistic process and truthfully, my soul. I needed this getaway and glimpse into small town life more than I knew. It was an experience that enriched my life more than I imagine I enriched their community but I've made a commitment to myself that I want to go back and play music for them as often as possible. I want to continue to be a part of the community that I fell in love with over the last month. See you in the summer Thumblandia!