Thank you so much for all of the wonderful commentary and support that has come with this honor. As I said in my remarks at the event, "This recognition is based in encouragement as well as challenge. I hope to continue making contributions to music and the arts as long as possible."
I know I missed mentioning many people who helped me along the way. Including my wife, Betsy. She told me she understood which means a lot to me because she really does understand who I am. Again, I want to sincerely thank the board of the SDRRMA and everyone who attended the event. It was such an incredible experience to be able to share this acknowledgement with family and life-long friends. I saw so many people I hadn't seen in a very long time...it's so wonderful to know how many life-long friends I have.