In February of this year, myself and a few of my Vancouver friends visited Seattle to enjoy a concert and a weekend away. We stayed at the Coggins’ place, a family that my wife and I are close to and enjoy visiting. Their one daughter, Emily, has played me songs on various occasions that she had written. I’ve always encouraged that in her, because music it is a place that one can speak in such a way that words can’t do justice to. She always struck me as being genuinely authentic in her music, and this is something I enjoy seeing in an artist, sometimes more than the art itself.