With my mother's 83rd birthday just around the corner, I offered to take her to the Gaither Vocal Band concert, which was last night. She's a big fan of gospel music and was excited about our outing. We had great floor seats, ninth row, and I couldn't help but notice that the crowd was a lot closer to my mother's age than mine.
Security was at a minimum : )
It was a great show that featured a number of exceptional musicians, but there was one in particular that stood out.
If you're a country music fan, you may have heard of Gordon Mote, but I hadn't. He's a studio musician and has played with many well known country acts such as Tricia Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, etc. Gordon is a keyboard player that happens to be blind, and also plays with many of the current gospel groups. He also has a great sense of humor.
As a member of Sertoma, a community service organization that works with hearing impaired kids, I'm always inspired by anyone who doesn't let their disability slow them down.
Gordon Mote is one of those people.
Even if you're not a gospel music fan, take a moment and listen to Gordon bangin' the ol' piano in the video below. What a talent!