Thursday, May 21, 2009
The first time I remember it happening was when I heard Bono sing Live, during his sound check at the UofU concert in 1996. I was sitting at the stoplight at Guardsman's Way, and he started an acoustic "With or Without You". I promptly burst into tears.
Jefe looked at me like I was on drugs and rolled his eyes. He may have muttered something about how this was going to be the longest night of his life.
It was a dream come true for me. (I still get a little emotional when I hear Bono live... and I still want to marry him.)
Another time was when I heard Pat Metheny play for the first time. He is a little scary looking-- but man oh man can that dude make the guitar sing. When I heard Pat strike his first chord... I was in tears. I have no idea why, other than it absolutely moved me beyond words.
The last time it happened was when I heard Sherrie play her stuff-- Live. There is something to be said for the Live venue. Sherrie's concert reserected emotion in me that I haven't felt in a long time... and I cried. I did. It was embarrassing.
Guys. She's good. She is really really good. I don't say that lightly. She was outstanding. Hearing her on her CD is one thing... but hearing her live? It was just plain moving.
I could feel the emotion that she was feeling as she played her music. It translates, and it translates well. That is a hard thing for a musician to do-- translate the emotion behind the song to your audience-- but Sherrie does it flawlessly. Her music is simply inspiring and relaxing. If you haven't entered her giveaway, you should. Then you should go buy one of her CD's... just in case.
I think that my favorite songs that she played were a Jazz one with her brother, My Man's Gone Now; Heart strings; Angels Running; Did You Think to Pray (with a little Bach's Cello suite#1 added in for good measure) and Solitude. My word! I kid you not... The number, Did you Think to Pray was a brilliant piece of arranging!
Go buy her CD, then go enter the giveaway (it ends tomorrow at midnight). Then sit back and prepare to be wowed like you have never been wowed before.