As usual, the key is paying attention. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll see how, like magic, things line up. “Coincide” from its early Latin roots means to “fall together,” something that’s not really random, but two things that fit together perfectly. It’s surprising—although it shouldn’t be—how often two random things have brought me to some good music.
My all-time, top-five musical coincidences led me to Kevn Kinney, Billy Joel, Jason Isbell, Kevin Gordon, and BJ Barham. So, these days, I pay attention. Things come together in a beautiful way.