What an incredible journey! 2 weeks ago, I had the honor of joining the Playing For Change band on their 6 week trip across the country to change the world with peace through music. I have been so blessed to experience the movement that this band is creating first hand. Everywhere we’ve been so far has greeted us with such warmth and love!
We spent a wonderful first week in Park City, Utah, where the band rehearsed and played an incredible first show. Then we flew up to Canada, where we were welcomed by Inn From the Cold, a shelter that provides assistance to homeless families. From Canada we jetted to Atlanta and rocked out at Center Stage. After the Atlanta show, we boarded our tour buses and set off for Asheville, North Carolina, where we played the LEAF festival, which was an incredible and memorable experience! Asheville welcomed the band again at the Orange Peel, where the PFC band performed an outreach for some very excited children! And after a stop over in Birmingham, Alabama to play at the WorkPlay Theater, we come to tonight’s show in New Orleans, where the band is currently playing to a crowd at the House of Blues.
New Orleans is amazing! This is my first time here, and I’ve spent the past 2 weeks listening to Grandpa tell me incredible stories about life here. He was definitely right when he told me about all of the amazing food I’d be enjoying! There are musicians all over the street, playing music for anyone who wants to listen. It’s very humbling to watch people sit on the street and pour their heart and passion into the music they’re playing. You can hear it in every note!
I’m so excited so see what the next 4 weeks brings us. If it’s anything like the past two, it should be full of eye-opening experiences, incredible outreaches, and watching music unite people across this country – and world!
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