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Abe Fogle: Perseverance Is the Willingness to Fight the Good Fight

Drummer and Musical Director

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Abe Fogle has been touring with various artists for more than 25 years. His heart-felt backbeat and "shake-your-body" groove have been heard and danced to all over the world with Rob Thomas, Alex Bugnon, Kelis, D'Angelo, Kool and the Gang, and Guy.


Hi, my name is Abe Fogle. I'm a musician, producer, arranger, musical director, drummer and specific. I've played for a number of artists including, Rob Thomas, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Kool and the gang, Najee, Guy, Freddie Jackson, G.E. Smith, Beth Hart, the list goes on and on and on. I was asked today to speak about perseverance. Something I'm fairly familiar with as a musician. Perseverance is the willingness to fight the good fight all the way to the end, no matter what the obstacles are. The willingness to be able to see yourself to the end, not just what you're going through. There's something my sister said to me once, she said, "the difference between winners and losers. "The difference between winners and losers, "is that losers look at what they're going through. "And winners, look at what they're going to." The art and the gift and the blessing of perseverance is being able to stand your ground and hold strongly whatever it is you believe in and be willing to fight for it. And to be willing to give every last drop of what it is you have, to see to it that, that goal is achieved. Songs that come to mind about perseverance. One is in particular and specific Michael Jackson, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough." Obviously the title speaks for itself. The other song that comes to mind is a song by an artist that I work for, named Rob Thomas. The song is called "Problem Girl." And I dedicate that song to my daughter. Because there is a line, a few lines in the song that starts by saying, "when the kids on the street, "say, What's your problem girl "and the weight of their smile "gets too much for you to bear. "When they all make you feel like your problem, girl "Just remember, just remember, "you're no problem at all," Perseverance.

Last Updated: September 10, 2021

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