I'm feeling hugely honoured today to be nominated for a Fraser Valley Music Award. I was born and raised in Langley and I still spend tonnes of time there with friends and family. It was a thriving scene of hard-working musicians back when I lived there and, clearly, it still is today. One of the main reasons I love music so much in the first place is Langley's Coffee Jam punk rock concerts that were every Friday night in the ABC rooms at the Civic Centre growing up. My old man would drop me off (by myself!) with $20 for a t-shirt and come back to get me around 11. In between, I was moshing around and generally being a weird little 13-year-old dickweed, but more importantly, I was falling in love with the energy and passion of live music. I still feel it in my bones all of these years later, and to be recognized by this awesome new organization of music supporters in the Valley feels really great. A huge thank you goes out to CIVL radio for championing this and for nominating me.