At age 19, I never could have imagined that saying “Dude you’re getting a Dell!” on national TV would change my life. I never thought 9/11 would happen either. But they did. Simultaneously. Growing up the son of a preacher man, I’ve been aware of pain and healing since I can remember. And it was always through sharing connection with an audience, that it seemed to disappear. Since surviving 9/11 (and being the Dell Dude), it became clear that the world needs connection (and so do I). Through that commitment, I found my wife Cassie, my brother Robbie & our band Dirty Mae. Thank you to our fans who remind us that every time we make music, we connect, pain disappears and magic happens.