Last Wednesday night I was privileged to be invited to a small private house concert with William Joseph - the piano playing composer recently discovered by David Foster. I decided to take Neal with me. Neal is taking a little "break" from piano lessons and I hoped that he might be inspired. How ironic that Neal's piano teacher won tickets to the concert. She is a huge fan of William Joseph.
William Joseph was definitely inspiring. Personable, funny and definitely cool, William Joseph shattered Neal's perception that playing the piano isn't "cool".
Besides being cool and extremely good looking, William Joseph creates amazing music. I was in awe of the incredible talent in the house. Together with Aaron Ashton, on the violin, William Joseph moved me to tears, rocked the house, and inspired patriotism and devotion with his music. Watch video clips from some of William Joseph's performances here, here and here.
I must also give a shout-out to the hosts for the evening. The Dyers were gracious and thoughtful as they offered their beautiful home for the concert. And not only that, we got to hear a performance from their very talented daughters - Tian and Mady, part of the amazing country band Dyer Highway (brother Tel is in the MTC preparing to serve an LDS mission. He was part of the Missionary Choir that sang during the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference this past weekend). Dyer Highway is a young and upcoming country band. I got to hear them for the first time last summer when they opened for The Nashville Tribute Band. These siblings are awesome! Watch their video here.
Anyway, I also have the privilege to give away two copies of William Joseph's newest CD - Be Still. Be Still is a collection of arrangements of sacred hymns. Inspiring and spiritual, Be Still invokes a calmness and peace that is so appreciated in the chaos of our days.
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