I can’t wait til Feb. 27th!
One month following the 7.1 earthquake that struck Haiti, an all-star cast of musicians is gathering for “Help Haiti Live,” a two-city (in LA @ the historic Wiltern Theater & Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium) ticketed concert event taking place on February 27th, 2010 to benefit Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund.
No, I didn’t buy tickets to hear it all live, but I’ll be hearing it live from my game room at home, because Compassion Int’l is streaming all performances live from both cities online, at HelpHaitiLive.com. (!) I cannot tell you how supportive I am of Compassion’s efforts, and how this organization has been meeting the physical and spiritual needs of Haitians for more than forty years and will continue to serve them in this time of extreme need. Already Compassion International has supplied more than 15,000 families with clean water, food, blankets, temporary shelter, medical supplies and counseling. Donations from this event will lay bricks, feed, educate, clothe, heal and rebuild Haiti for many months to come in Jesus’ name.
So without further ado ~ y’all MUST check out this line-up!… Continue reading
One of my family’s favorite shows is Austin City Limits. And today my mom & dad joined Angel and I (finally after 16 mo.s living in Austin), as we carved out some time to stop by the KLRU studio and “grace” that stage, just like so many talents…artists I would love to see live, like Susan Tedeschi, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Joss Stone, Corrine Bailey Rae, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt & Alison Krauss.
I was sure to have my black guitar in tow so I could do a lil ditty jus’ for fun! The only songs I could think of at the time were part of “Lie to Me” (Jonny Lang) and my ol’ stand-by, “America the Beautiful“. On the way home I was thinkin’ “Dang it! Why didn’t I sing the song I just wrote?! At ACL, they never do cover songs! Just like the moments after a bad argument, my mind kept comin’ up with “shoulda’s”.
As Angel cheered us on from her stroller, my mom played the piano and then my dad took the stage with a guitar solo before we all headed to the hall of framed photos…about 40 great shots of musicians in action – hanging on the hallway walls. It was soooo fun.
Today was my day to dream. Not really dream BIG…but to dream, nonetheless.
Maybe one day I’ll go back to that studio, and it won’t be for pretend. I’ll get to sing that original song (“A Psalm for Today”)…and I’ll be in my element ~ sharin’ with others some weighty words, a soulful melody and a voice God has been so good to give to me.