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Thoughts. 

You are with me tonight

in the music that plays

                             from next door

in the sweet burn of whiskey

in the raven that flew by me

           to sit in the juniper​

                     at the edge of the canyon

in the small ache

            that lives inside me now

But you are not, in fact, with me. 

And the ache goes dark sometimes

        blue-black and hiding for days

         until it rushes out

                   swooping suddenly to land

     on my shoulder

and remind me that you did not love me

enough

to stay. 

-kb

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1.9.18

A fresh start and a new beginning

is such a powerful motivator. My theme for this year is

Live-Love-Worship, and I couldn't be more thrilled, content or ready. What does this mean? I'm finding out everyday - the best way to love God and serve Him is to just be me and do what makes me supremely happy; sing. He will open the right doors and will be around every corner of this journey. So thankful today that I don't have to be perfect, polished or poised. Today I'm mindful to be who I am - a child of God; blessed beyond my wildest imagination and saved by grace. 

                       sittin' on my back porch....watchin' the sun go                                                 down...

February 27, 2018 -

 

I've never stopped loving you; for you are love to me - eternal and pure, vulnerable and true. You are light and darkness all bound together. You make me laugh and cry in the very same song. 

        10.17.18

Here in the secret place

I come to you

On bended knee

I come to you

To see your face

To know your heart

Here in the secret place

I come to you

I want to live

I want to love

With all that I am

Everything that I do

I want to live

I want to love 

And worship You

I come to the river...lay my burdens down...gonna let it wash over me, til my peace can be found....

December 15,2017-Sue Monk Kidd said, "Never underestimate the power of a dismissed dream. I think there must be a place inside of us where dreams go and wait their turn."

 

This is speaking so much to me lately! I dismissed so many dreams in my life after my divorce and subsequent "train wreck." I thought my dreams of a happy life would be forever out of my reach, because life was so fractured and I felt shattered. 

Little by little I feel the need to call out to those dusty and cob-webbed dreams that have been stowed away deep inside of me. All those hopes, dreams and goals that have been buried under years of shame and neglect. 

 

Sunday dinners, family Christmases, singing & performing, a college degree, writing....I am calling out to you. Places, please...You're on next.  

October 6, 2017 –

We are all, each and every one of us, a combination of broken pieces. I wouldn’t change a thing – I’ve lived so much of my life looking backwards and second guessing just about everything…and today I find a freedom in the present to simply be. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be optimistic. I choose to forgive; myself and others. I choose to be here, looking forward, being present and awake.

 

I choose to look at all those broken pieces of my life, through eyes of love and adoration, rather than eyes of scorn or pity or any other negative filter. I choose to be brave and to love with all my soul – including just now, myself.

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