There’s a song I remember from when I was a kid. It’s been stuck in my head ever since, but I don’t know the name of it. I never hear it anymore, but it was very popular when I was probably five or six years old.
It’s the kind of song Lawrence Welk would have been proud of. In fact, it may have been the Lawrence Welk orchestra that recorded it. My grandparents watched LW every Saturday night. My grandma talked about “Lawrence” as if she knew him personally. “Oh, it’s time for Lawrence!”
Another song I have loved for years is performed by a jazz guitarist named, Earl Klugh. When I was in college, his song, “Doc” was the theme song for the local news broadcast. At the end of the show, a camera crew drove through the neighborhoods waving at people and everyone on the street waved back. Years later, I found Earl Klugh’s CD, “Dream Come True”, and “Doc” is the second cut. We have raised four children listening to that CD. I now have an Earl Klugh station on Pandora. I love it!
Music has always played a very important role in our lives. I started playing piano when I was seven, many, many years ago. I have had the privilege of playing the piano for thousands of people in huge auditoriums. It is a thrill that is hard to describe.
My wife and I have been singing together for nearly fifty years. Singing with her has been the joy of my life. I wouldn’t choose anyone else to sing with.
Music has the power to change lives, if we just take the time to listen.