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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Last Sunday afternoon I spent a couple of wonderful hours with my youngest son, Dan, listening to an incredible collection of guitarists and other musicians playing a 2007 benefit concert for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Crossroads is a premier centre for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction established by the legendary Eric Clapton following his own struggles with those elements.

Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Robbie Robertson, Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Beck, Cheryl Crow, Johnny Winter B.B. King, Willie Nelson...the list goes on and on. These are the best of the best. It was as close to musical heaven as a non-musician like me is ever likely to get.

Beyond the incredible music, what impressed me is the fact that all of these people came together for a benefit concert. It was the willingness of this group to give their music away for the benefit of others that I find positively inspiring. Each one has spent years and years practicing and practicing to become great at what they do, and then they give it away for free for the benefit of a bunch of drug addicts and alcoholics! In that incredible gift, I find evidence of divinity.


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