Hangin' With Gideon
Regarding Shows & Recording
Checking In Regarding Shows and Recording August 27, 2015
(photos copyright 2015)
Due to an uphill struggle with autoimmune disease which has mainly manifested in arthritis, I have not been able to play live as often as I would have preferred in many years. I occasionally step onstage and hope to return to performing in the future but for now I will continue to record new material when I can. Arthritis and such debilitating health conditions can be silent, insidious diseases that come with heavy fatigue and joint/muscle pain and do not lend themselves to the life of a touring musician. I am older now and having played music since before some of you reading this were born, I play music on my terms the way I always did and will record and perform live when and where I can from my heart to the best of my ability. To anyone who struggles with autoimmune disease in whatever variation, I wish you well with your journey to wellness and healing. Autoimmune disease is very complicated but is basically when your immune system is over active to an extreme level and begins to mistakenly attack healthy cells in the body. It is not deficient, but rather over active and can cause rare strains of sickness which can be difficult to treat, mostly unable to cure, and are unpredictable. They are not contagious but rather a genetic issue. I have been fighting it for I believe over a solid decade now. Being very proactive in dealing with my disease, I exercise, have returned to practicing yoga, embrace my asian studies, clean living and lean heavily on my personal spirituality. I am vigilant in seeking wellness in my health challenges. I would like to send a deep thank you to those of you among my support network, you know who you are. Although I do not perform shows or release music as much as some of you want me to and believe me as much as I would truly love to do so, I will continue to make music and hope to return to the stage when the Gods deem it is time. I know many people often ask when and if I will do a tour of the USA or Europe. But for now this is my situation and I will not be touring anytime soon. I have fought the battle for so many years to keep my music alive amidst many personal challenges, and alive it is and will stay. One day I hope to tour the world. Until then thank you for your support and all the great respect and love you send my way.
I want to thank all the awesome people in my life, I honor and cherish you all. Music from the soul knows no limits.- G”