Absolutely… Traditional country just doesn’t get the air time on radio it should…
The power of music never ceases to amaze me. I met a gentleman in a local hospital that, in the blink of an eye, was facing losing everything. He’s in his 60s, seemingly healthy, independent and working to provide for himself and family. He suffers a heart attack prompting open-heart surgery and while he recovers, he suffers a massive stroke. After a few weeks, he remains stoic. Getting information from him is difficult as he limits his responses to “yep” or “nope”; showing little emotion whatsoever. I’m helping him to get out of the hospital and into a care home where he can continue rehab. At one point I ask about what he likes to do to pass the time; his interests, hobbies, etc. He says “nothing”. I ask again, and again he replies “nothing”. I see an old school Sony Discman by his bed and I ask if he likes music. He remained quiet, but I could see something brewing. Moments later, his eyes begin to well up with tears as the memories of what music means to him come rushing back. It turns out, this guy had been a sound engineer for some of the greatest and most influential rock bands in music history; The Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and so on. He lit up like a kid on Christmas, sharing stories, talking about himself and that stoic wall crumbled more with every story. It was so touching to see someone so young, heartbroke, and at the point of giving up, respond so beautifully to music.
I am a lifelong musician and social worker and experience the power of music everyday; it transforms me, saves me, revives me at every level. And to witness this in another is a blessing. Turn on some music folks… the power is amazing!!
George Strait. Brooks and Dunn.
Amen. The best of us did…
This was my photo project from recreating an album cover, you like? :)
Dave Matthews- Away From The World.
This is one of my favorite DMB songs and Carter Beauford is my favorite drummer (along with Chad Sexton)
Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street (by davematthewsbandVEVO)