I’m taking a break from our usual “seven sentences” today to share some good news that I have been holding pretty close to my chest for a while.
This week I’m travelling to Monterey in Northern California to perform a scene from “The Grapes of Wrath,” in a Mumford & Sons tribute to John Steinbeck. If you are in the area and you want more details, then you can check it out below…
As a non American, it’s been really good to dig down deep into the the words of Steinbeck and explore his deep heart for both compassion and justice for ordinary people. It reminds me that the work of any true artist is almost always about someone other than themselves.
It’s also probably why so many people are deeply drawn to the lyrics of Mumford & Sons, many of there songs are inspired by the writings of Steinbeck, like Dust Bowl Dance below.
I am both deeply challenged and profoundly excited about the task before me.