As the crisp autumn leaves blanket the ground and the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, we find ourselves on the cusp of Thanksgiving week in the United States. It's a time when families gather, and friends reunite, united by the spirit of gratitude. Here at New York Bass Works, David, Carla, and I are taking a moment to reflect on the abundance of blessings we've received, both within the realm of our craft and beyond.
Celebrating over two decades since the inception of New York Bass Works, we can't help but marvel at the tapestry of friendships, both old and new, that have enriched our lives. This past week was particularly special as friends from overseas visited to collect instruments, not just to acquire a finely crafted piece, but to either forge new bonds or strengthen existing ones. These interactions are the heartbeat of our journey, affirming the essence of what we strive to achieve in creating superior instruments.
It goes beyond the tangible end product; it's about the lives we live and the experiences that shape us. Every instrument carries with it a story—a narrative of the person wielding it, the path they've walked, and the countless moments that contribute to their musical journey. Thanksgiving, in its truest essence, is about sharing these stories, sharing abundance, and even sharing the little we may have.
At New York Bass Works, our shared passion for music is the foundation upon which we connect with you. We don't just craft instruments; we strive to be a part of your musical narrative. The reward lies not only in the creation of exceptional instruments but in the friendships that unfold—friendships that perhaps seemed unimaginable, yet are now an integral part of our collective journey.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you who has walked alongside us, believed in our vision, and made music with our instruments. Your trust and support have not only fueled our craft but have woven a tapestry of friendships that transcend the boundaries of craftsmanship.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to share not only in the joy of music but in the warmth of community. May your celebrations be filled with harmony, laughter, and the joy of shared experiences.
Thank you for walking with us on this musical journey. Happy Thanksgiving!
I’ve been asked to include music recommendations with the weekly blog and I would be happy to! These are selections that are in my constant rotation, as new artists and recordings come to my attention I will be sure to share! Click image for links.