“Songwriting has really blossomed for me. You know I think you know when you know, when you’ve found what you really love doing. I rarely get bored of doing it – do struggle to find time for it – but it’s a real joy.”
It seems the key to life may be found inside taking time to ‘sit quietly with me’ and let the inner stirrings of your heart wash over.
Writing is, as true a gift, as looking up at the breath taking colours of a perfect summer sky, the touch of your forever love imprinting on your soul or the emotions that pass inside while witnessing the power of the human spirit. For whom might ever help us to vocalize these precious moments but the unspoken voice of a writer.
I met Mick Evans on a warm summer day when the stars crossed over a big wide sky from Canada to England.
His is a story of finding what you love and letting it be your guide to the very place you are meant to be.
A successful business man by day and a writer who is connecting his thoughts through collaboration of melody and a lot of hard work.
So proud of this British gent who is an award winning lyric writer with a heart of gold, who can make you laugh out loud when you least expect it.
It is no wonder that Nashville songwriting coach Mark Cawley saw something special in Mick and it was a brilliant move to team him up with German native Lawrence Grey.
Their debut EP – The Joker releases this week and I know there is lots more coming for this dynamic duo.
Have a peek through Mick’s lyric page and listen to some of his demos and recorded music.
Mick – writing the early days of his story.
Write on Mick!
I caught up with Wilder Adkins in Birmingham Alabama, to talk about his song I heard on Sirius XM Coffee House – ‘When I’m Married’.
You know every once in a while something imprints on you in a way that feels so right. I think so much so this time, because Wilder delivers vows from the heart – that give your love a resting place – where without fear or doubt it knows it will always be safe and warm. No bells – no whistles – just a beautiful song of truth.
After all what is life really all about…
This is a very realistic, honest song, that says that love takes work, and yes we are going to hurt each other sometimes but we can grow through that and we can make it work for us.
When I’m Married
Oh When I am married
there will be no magic words
there will be no transformation
just a white-dressed girl
and we will tie ourselves together
with a spoken solemn vow
and we will fight for one another
till they lay us in the ground
cause I am yours and you are mine
I am yours and you are mine
and there’s a love that grows between us
like a gently creeping vine
I am bound to fail you lover
I am bound to let you down
oh but do not give up on me
how I long to make you proud
and in my heart there is an ocean
throwing waves upon the shore
and if you go from me my darling
they will not crash anymore
Oh and when I am older
and my eyes no longer shine
still I’ll long to see you lover
oh you are my columbine
I have seen the mighty river
and I’ve seen the moon and stars
and I know there is no other
that could penetrate my heart
how you penetrate my heart