What is a Musician’s Widow?

A view from backstage
A view from backstage

I first heard the term “Musician’s Widow” at a friend’s wedding. One of her bridesmaids welcomed her to the club of musician’s widows, and that stuck with me… especially once I became one myself.

My husband is a touring musician, meaning he spends days and weeks at a time on the road. Unlike what many want to believe, I do not go out on the road with him. I am lucky to get to attend a hand-full of shows through the year, and extra lucky when I do indeed get to go on a special run with my husband. (For example, he played two shows in 2006 in Hawaii, and I got to tag along.)  However, a majority of the time, he goes on the road and I stay home, “keeping the homefires burning.” Thus the title: Musician’s Widow.

It’s our life, and its what I am accustomed to as a routine. It’s certainly not cut out for everyone, and the whole life takes a lot of trust on both sides of the relationship. (Not to mention great communication skills!) However, I love my life and this crazy world we find ourselves in… the music world.

Writing is my trade and passion. Music, however, is my life.

Meet more women like me over at Road Widows. This blog gives you an even better look into the lives of the women behind the men who bring you music all around the world.

One thought on “What is a Musician’s Widow?”

  1. Hey – I stumbled on this blog years ago as a fellow Yoe alumnus (Once A Yoemen, Always A Yoemen!) and just re-stumbled across it trying to find some info on the Battle Of The Bell rivalry (Specifically, the year theBell got thrown in the river).
    I have no idea who you are, actually, but I wanted to be “neighborly” and ask how you and your husband have been. If you’re interested, I have a Facebook group called “Cameron Yoemen Football”, and if your husband is interested, there is group called “Central Texas Musicians Support Group” that he might find as a useful resource to expose locals to his music. No idea if he might be interested, but there are a couple cool little venues around the area, and cool musicisns too…
    Anyway, hope yall aredoing well! Hope to hear from ya!

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