music and community
This is as true on stage as off, I think, and sometimes true across miles and distance.
I remember turning the radio dial as a kid to bring in the faint signals of the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts, and stations from Quebec, and Mexico, and other parts of the world. Today through internet radio I listen to music from Glasgow and Dublin and Belfast and the Highlands. There is a certain community in that -- one only has to think of all the social media going on to know that is true. Finding an unexpected community of interests is a good surprise -- great on line, better, even, in person. Musician Shannon Heaton (she's the woman in the photograph at the lower left below) had an experience of that in person connection. Have you?
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