Featured Artist Interview with Dave Fox.

This featured artist interview ends with my guest Dave Fox playing one of several pianos that fill his spacious office. I found myself transfixed as he elicited tone after beautiful tone, his hands moving across the keys with grace and precision. That's talent, for sure, but much more. It is also the product of a lifetime of acquired knowledge, practice, application and passion for music in its many forms and means of expression. It is all that wrapped up in a man that just can't wait to share it all with a friend, a band mate, a classroom full of students, or an audience. There's a lot more to know about him, but somehow these images seem most poignant and serve to portray the essence of who he is.

There are undoubtedly many accomplishments of which he can be proud yet Dave does not give one the impression that he ever feels the need to point them out, drop hints or invoke them through innuendo. Instead, there is just an everpresent glint in his eye that tells you he is already visualizing and planning the next project, the next lesson, the next gig and they are each exciting to him in their own ways. With new students, varying band members and gigs in venues throughout the state, Dave manages to keep things fresh and vibrant moving fluidly through these ever-changing scenes. For a man in perpetual motion, he seems to have found a rhythm that allows him to keep the pace while appearing to be ambling along in a laid back, free and easy style. Part of being talented is the ability to make what, to the casual observer might seem difficult, look easy. Most of that my friends comes from drive, persistence and plain old hard work. Here's one man who genuinely appears to enjoy the work. I hope you have a good time getting to know a little about him here. I did!

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Many thanks to Dave Fox and Greensboro College for graciously hosting us for this interview and to Melody Watson for her inspiration, technical, and blogging expertise.