Saturday, January 10, 2015

The War of Art

Dear friend, fellow musician, music fan and student:

One of my favorite paragraphs from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is

"Are you a born writer?" Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don't do it...if you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God. Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got."

To that end, I've published a sample of an original song on YouTube at

I look forward to seeing our fans at our performances in 2015 with the Paul Esch Trio featuring Tim Sunde on bass and John Hiiva on drums.

For more info, go to

Happy New Year and thanks for taking a look at my creation!

Paul Esch