Dame Follett is fighting the good fight. He will never surrender and he will reach his goals and see his dreams come true. In fact, he is already grateful for the success yet to come.
My feelings of gratitude for his friendship are off the charts.
I first met Dame in Nashville when he was attending a song camp in the early 2000s. I noticed this bewildered looking songwriter exiting the building and I asked if he needed a ride. He accepted the offer and we have been on the same path ever since. (Truth is we have always been on the same spiritual path.) He was fighting the good fight even then!
Since then, Dame and I have worked together on and off but have always kept in touch.
Here is how Dame describes himself: “I’ve been playing in bars for a very long time brother, Over 30 years actually ,I’m ready to move on from this in a big way. I know that my real and true purpose in this world is writing songs that can and will make the world a better place. Today I am finally ready to be the songwriter that I need to be.”
Fighting the good fight from his home on Canada’s east coast, Newfoundland, he stays abreast of happenings in the songwriting and creative world. He incessantly reads and writes. Through all of the ups and downs of the occupations of songwriter, live musician, fatherhood and various day gigs, Dame remains the most positive person I have ever met.
We maintain nearly daily contact though emails and text messages where he shares the most uplifting messages.
And he writes. And he writes some more. And then, he writes even more.
He plays live gigs nearly every night bringing joy to many. He spends all his free time with his wife and children. He s a good man. His motivating spirit is contagious and his dedication to the craft makes it undeniable. But above all, Dame is a badass. Keep fighting the good fight! I salute you!