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Editor’s note: Atlanta’s artists face uncertainty in the age of coronavirus. To help us all connect, we’re offering this series. In each “In Our Own Words” post, an artist will share their experience, strength and hope as we all navigate a new normal.

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My last show was on March 14th at the Northside Tavern. There were probably 150 people there and it was packed. I wasn’t worried; I don’t get worried about anything. I was just trying to be safe. I stayed outside as much as possible and washed my hands about 20 times.

I’ve been checking up on my colleagues, family and friends. I talked to Warren Haynes a few days ago and he said, “We have to rethink everything now.” The whole planet is out of whack. I look at it as another chapter in how to stay focused on what’s important.

I’m putting together a video for streaming that’s basically going to be what I do at home by myself that no one gets to hear. I hope to have that up in the next week. It’s a good time to stay home and think outside the box. And it’s going to be different when we can get back out when all this is over. I don’t think it’s going to be the same. But one thing about Americans, when we get down like this we all come together.

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