Geoff Byrd on the truth in singing


Singer Geoff Byrd has an amazing voice. I’ve seen him open for Hall and Oates. He is cut from a similar cloth as Daryl Hall, Marvin Gaye and Al Green. Here are some thoughts on singing that he has contributed to this blog on what singing does for him:

“To me singing is the way I truly communicate my intent. Words are clumsy. Misunderstandings are a daily occurrence. But there is intent behind all words. There is a truth that longs to be understood. That is singing to me. It is the only time I make sense to other people. It reminds me that I am not alone in the world. It is freedom.”

See Geoff in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmNw1x6hMTY&feature=related

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Gene Myers is a New Jersey poet, music journalist and columnist who learned to walk twice. His weekly column is called The Joy of Life. He was awarded first place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.
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One Response to Geoff Byrd on the truth in singing

  1. Phil Passantino says:

    When you sing there’s nowhere to hide. The true essence of your being may be exposed. It’s not a stage all are comfortable on. And the more intense your feelings, the bigger the stage fright can be. Such are the blessings and risks of harmony, because when you open your mouth you’re harmonizing with a big universe out there. But feel free to resonate with your voice, because we are all antennae for the intense, truthful energy from the Big Bang. As Peter Gabriel says, “Receive and transmit.”

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