Sorry for the delay on the new post . . . it’s in progress, I’m still gathering info.  It’s related to the events of this past week and it will be an interesting one, I assure you.  (Probably coming this Monday or Tuesday.)

In the meantime, maybe you’d like a little music.

If you’ve read the post below on Tina DeLellis (Mrs. Johnny D), you know that a whole lot of people thought the world of her.  About a week after her funeral I got a call at the club from Grant Kelly, a guitar player and one of the regular crew at Johnny D’sSunday blues jam.

Grant had written an instrumental solo in tribute to Tina; I invited him down to play the new recording on our house sound system.  I was working a day shift and there was no one in the club by the time Grant got there.

With just the two of us at the bar, and the music echoing through a really good system, I thought his tribute was perfect — a beautiful, moving piece.  If you’d care to listen to it, click here.

Be back Monday or Tuesday with that new post . . . and trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

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5 Responses to GRANT’S TRIBUTE

  1. scribbler50 says:

    The fact that the bar was empty makes that moment extra special. Beautiful instrumental, beautiful tribute!

    • Grant Kelly says:

      Thanks Scribbler, you were right about the effect of the empty bar. I had always associated Johnny Ds with Tina and Mike, as they have both always been there for the twenty plus years I have been going to to Johnny D’s. Listening to that music going through the PA was the most satisfying musical experience i have ever had.

  2. Mike Q says:

    Thanks for dropping by Scrib. I thoroughly enjoyed your last post, The Beauty and the Bartender.

  3. Colleen says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Tina; that was very thoughtful of Grant.

    • Grant Kelly says:

      Thank You very much Colleen. I was both pleasantly suprised and very honored when Mike asked if he could put it on this site. When Tina passed away, for a week I couldn’t play anything except when i thought of her. And this tune is what came out.

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