I'm now 6 years+ into my return to full-time music, and I'm still survivin' :) I have been amazingly provided for, even throughout the covid epidemic that threatened to put me (and many others) out of business. Somehow, someway, God always came through with another gig, a music sale, a grant from a music foundation, a generous gift from a friend, or a check in the mail I didn't expect. I'm perpetually thankful for His provision. I'm grateful beyond words for the ability to make a living doing what I love most.
Gigs are returning in full force. I had the best December I've ever had, income-wise... 15 dates, some of them well-paying corporate events. Summer 2021 was very good too. Now 2022 is getting booked up, and I've been working on new material, freshening up the show. I'll be doing more outlying gigs requiring travel, which I'm looking forward to... especially with my new (used) vehicle, a Chevy Captiva SUV, to drive.
As Willie so eloquently sung it: "On the road again / I just can't wait to get on the road again / The life I love is making music with my friends / And I just can't wait to get on the road again."