Thursday, December 3, 2009

That Crazy Harmonica

Well, once again it's been a while since I've posted (not than anyone's reading anyway!), and my wife and I just got back from a wonderful retreat in the Texas Hill country. In attendance at the retreat center was a musician who I'd never heard of, but then again he's in the country/folk circuit which explains things. However, the guy, Buddy Greene, is a phenomenal musician, a genuinely humble guy, and just plain old fashioned cool. He did a little set for one of the evenings and played the William Tell Overture on his harmonica - yes, I kid you not, he played the freakin' William Tell Overture on a harmonica. (The WTO is the Lone Ranger theme music, in case you were wondering). He then told us afterwards that he had played this piece live at Carnagie Hall with Bill Gaither (another legend in the Christian/Country/Folk music realm). Here's the video on Youtube, and he actually begins with Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach), then does Mozart's Sonata, and then goes right into the WTO. Enjoy!

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