A few weeks ago I posted about yet another session with my vet where we sang along with Doyle Lawson’s gospel songs.
I proofread and posted and then answered my email.
The first email was a friend asking if I wanted to go to the Lowell Folk Festival that weekend, so I clicked to see who was performing.
The first act I saw was Doyle Lawson. It was one of those goosebump moments.
I thought of bringing my guy to see Doyle and his peerless band, Quicksilver. I asked for permission and the powers that be said no, and probably correctly, that my guy could not handle the trip and the concert.
But I thought I would go to the sales tent where the artists greet fans and sell CDs and other merch. And I could tell Doyle how his music brings my guy to life, each time.
So we went to Lowell and saw and Doyle and Quicksilver, a concert that was so flawless that it brought tears to my eyes and got a standing ovation from a crowd that had not all come just to hear Doyle.
It is a festival, with lots of acts. And in fact, because of that, performers are not allowed to set up and sell in their own tents. So I could not get to talk to Doyle.
But I went to the general sales tent and bought two CDs by Doyle and Quicksilver.
While there I told the story to the booth guy. He said I should give him my number since we was going to talk to the band later. So I did.
The next day my phone rang with a Nashville number. It was Josh Swift, the dobro player from Quicksilver.
We talked a bit and I reiterated the story of my vet and his love for their music.
A few days later this video arrived.
I have played it over and over for my vet buddy. His smile is deep and rich each time he watches.
So is mine.