Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fathers, Sons, and the Bond of the Band

Caleb McAlpine - "I Am Not My Own" from Erik Wuesthoff on Vimeo.

I am so very proud of my son. He plays incredibly well, sings beautifully, and writes songs with a sense of poetry, honesty, and passion that is simply amazing for a guy who just turned 20.

I remember him playing E-minor for almost an entire year during our worship jams. He was drowned out by the many other instruments, but he certainly learned rhythm. Once he learned a few chords, it wasn't long before he was jamming along with people twice his age (and more) in church bands with me. Not long after, he was leading bands on his own. I used to show him stuff on guitar; later he showed me. These days, I just nod in appreciation of the talents and skills that he continues to hone.

I am grateful at all times for the gift of music, and even more so that I can share it with my son. And even more still that I can cheer him from this side of The Pond as he continues to grow and mature as an artist, a songwriter, and a follower of Jesus.

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