Rewards | Fire Keeper's Club
December 11 & 12
For John Tesh, knowing what will make his fans happy is critical to the success of his live performance. That’s why, at more than 50 concerts each year, he rocks the house with elite musicians and vocalists, features a state-of-the-art lightshow, treats the audience to spectacular dancers and plays a mix of audience favorites and classic tunes covering a variety of genres.
But even more than these things, Tesh knows that there’s a big difference between merely a good performance and an unbelievable concert experience. “The most important thing for a musician onstage is to connect with the audience, know what they are feeling and take them to the next level. We feel a responsibility to our fans to get to know them, what they want, and to give them an experience they can use in their lives.”
Tesh adds, “I learned this, of all places, while working at Entertainment Tonight, interviewing and covering concerts for superstars like Sting, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Billy Joel and Garth Brooks. Being up close and speaking with those guys about performing music, and how they practice co-dependency with their fans, changed the way I looked at everything.”
Sometimes the long and winding road has a lot to offer. “There is a quote by Howard Thurman that says it all for me,” says Tesh, “Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what it is that makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs are men and women who have come alive."