Then you have the added bonus of being there in person as the artist communicates the inspiration of the song or the setting where the song was written. Suddenly you are emotionally transported to a time and place that makes the experience so much more meaningful.
Music has the ability to bond us in this human experience. It's magical when someone you've never met can somehow write a song that speaks to your heart. A song that perfectly describes one of your own life experiences. That connection is amazing. It touches your heart, it gives you goose bumps and you feel connected.
We heard a wide range of music tonight. Songs that made you laugh, songs that made you cry and songs that made you want to get up and dance. Each musician brought their own personality and style to the stage and you could feel their comaraderie as they took turns playing songs and telling stories. And all of us in the audience got to share in the experience. Thank you Kim Carnes, Greg Barnhill and Jeffrey Steele!