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Today's Promised Land: Love & Career

  • Shetler Studios, Penthouse 1 244 W 54th St, 12th floor New York NY (map)

In his one commencement speech, just three years before he committed suicide, David Foster Wallace said that to be human is to have "the constant, gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing." How do we respond to that sense? By looking for love and accomplishment. To have both is the ultimate promised land of our culture. But why is it, that even when we get what we thought we wanted, it feels to most of us like we're still wandering in the wilderness?

The artist for the evening is Craig Paddock.

Craig Paddock is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter who was born and raised in America’s most musically historical city, New Orleans, Louisiana. But in a city where learning how to play an instrument takes precedence over learning how to ride a bike, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish oneself as a musician, especially if you play a genre other than jazz. Despite the odds, Craig Paddock has been able to hone his undeniably soulful voice and songwriting style to do just that.

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