In case you haven’t noticed…the evening television schedule is packed full of talent shows. American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent and about a dozen more.
I know, many of them are hokey, silly and occasionally insulting to our symphonious opinions. But on the flip side of the foolishness lies the worldwide introduction to some amazing musical genius.
Case in point…tonight, on “America’s Got Talent”. About halfway through the evening this shy (introverted) guy named Ryan Andreas comes out to play the keyboard and sing his own version of Sarah McLaughlins “Angel”.
Ho-Hum…snooze… snore… dreamland, here I come. Well, so I thought. But once Ryan got going, once he forgot about the audience, once he dove into his zone…he blew everybody away.
You can watch that performance by CLICKING HERE. That video hooked me, and made me an instant fan of I guy I had never heard of just 10 minutes earlier.
Then I started thinking…how can a guy sing that good and not have more videos on YouTube – so off I went on my search to learn more about Mr. Andreas. And look what I found:
I’ve said this before…the best music to me is music that moves me. And that moved me.
It’s music that I don’t just hear, but music that I feel…and that particular version of Eric Clapton’s “Old Love” left me speechless.