The Ledford Family Jam

May 31, 2018

     

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Bryan Ledford is a musician. He is also a husband, a father and a teacher. But before he was any of those things, he was a musician. And being a musician informs the way he approaches his other responsibilities. Being a musician isn’t his occupation, per se. It’s more his calling. “I’m almost embarrassed to say it – I never was very ambitious about actually doing anything with it,” he says. He has never really viewed playing music as a viable way to earn a living (although getting paid to do it is nice). For him, playing music is about “wanting to unlock the mysteries and secrets…trying to get closer to those places of transcendence where you lock in with other musicians and you’re reading each other’s minds. You get to be a part of something bigger than what you are doing.”

 

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