Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.
Normally around this time, I would be attending the National Folk Festival in Canberra (Australia). It has been cancelled for two years in a row due to Covid. It is a beautiful day today. 27c and the sun is glorious. My son commented how that was a bit warm for the folk festival which can range from freezing cold to boiling hot in our autumn weather. Yesterday, there was a last minute cancellation to the Byron Bay BluesFest due to an outbreak of community transmission of Covid. My heart goes out to all who worked tirelessly, and at great personal and financial cost, to put the festival on. It was a huge risk that didn’t pay off. Let’s hope that next year will be different for both these festivals and they will come back stronger than ever.
I am not religious, so today (being Good Friday), I reached back into my secular gospel singing days to choose a song for Friday song day. I was moved to tears by this performance. It is Doreen Ketchens and her band performing A Closer Walk With Thee on the streets of New Orleans. Why is this lady not a superstar? I hope this performance leaves you on a high note. Enjoy.
Peace to you all.