Last night I remembered why I follow this man. Why I call him my musical hero.
Neil comes out on stage and sings his heart out. We forgive his numerous mistakes. They seem to make him a little more human than you usually think your hero's should be. But he believes, and makes you believe, that music is important and powerful and necessary for life. That art and life are inseparable. That there is healing in the singing of songs that are truth for your life. That music itself is a living, breathing thing that would be silent if not for the person who lets it come through them, to the ears of the listener.
And that action creates a bond that is like no other.
Inspired. We were lifted last night, through those amazing sounds, delivered from the heart, to a very special place.
Thank you Neil.