a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Andrew, Rock Star...

Many of you have heard me brag of Andrew's two year journey of music.  No teachers, only hard work.  He watches videos, watches the hands, hears the music and plays it.  He has approached this with a tenacity that made us proud. (He shows the same devotion to foot ball.)  His music window was open and the music poured in.

Recently at school they had a talent show and Andrew signed up.  He practiced until our heads were echoing with the strains of electric guitar and Marshall amps
Andrew has been jamming with some folks his mom and aunt's age.  Had the pleasure of playing a Gibson SG (which this family cannot afford).  Gibson SG created a confidant musically driven young man.
He waited nervously with the other competitors.
The talent was great and varied.
Dancers, singers, musicians of all ages through out the high school had signed up.
Time at last to set up.
His adult friend allowed him to use his Gibson SG.
Andrew warmed the audience with a few blues licks of his own,
then jumped into "You Shook Me All Night Long"
He Rocked The House!!!
His love of music was apparent.
his skills won the crowd,
and the musical Andrew wowed the audience.
Andrew was moving so fast, it was hard to get a picture.
As the crowd, teachers and students alike, gave a standing ovation, it was amazing.   To know Andrew was good, not just because his family thought so but because the entire school, students and teachers, also thought he was good.

The teachers were in awe...is this the Andrew that sits quietly in class and never causes a bit of trouble? 

The students voted for their favorite of all the good talent that was there.  At the end of the day, Andrew had won!
Talk about a confidence builder!
Andrew's face book friends have multiplied.
Now they know another side of Andrew...the wild side.
There is the quiet student,
the foot ball player,
and now a rock star!!
Wonder if it's gonna run in the family.


Sue said...

What a cool story. Congratulations, Andrew! You rock!!!



Rudee said...

Did he win that Ben Franklin? Awesome!

DesertHen said...

Congrats to Andrew!

Okay, now you need to do a video so we can all hear him play too! =)

Rock'on Andrew! =D

Nora said...

I'm so happy for Andrew. The pictures of him playing speak words along with your proud words. I want to be his facebook friend. What a guy!

carolina nana said...


Pat said...

What a great story! I love that 5th photo of Alex jamming!

Rae said...

How wonderful. Congratulations Andrew.

Rural Rambler said...

What a great blog post Gail! I am smiling as I type. Tell Andrew congratulations! Love it!!!!

Rural Rambler said...

And YES a video would be very cool Gail if you could get him to do it!

♥ helen said...

I am very happy for Andrew :)
I like your new blogheader - you know I like to see all that animals and I also like the words you wrote in it.

LindaG said...

Haha. That's great. Congratulations! :)

Country Gal said...

Congrats Andrew ! Well done.
Our son James is the same a quiet good kid that playes guitar the same as Andrew, James started with a acoustic guitar but realized that electric is easier. He is also learning the sax at school, he has a few budies he jams with. James has never been able to read music but playes by ear for the guitar but now for the sax he is learning to read music. Our entire family have been blesses with the musicaly inclined gene ! Awesome photos,tell him we are very proud of him and to keep up the good work ! Have a great day !

Dreaming said...

Congrats to Andrew - how Awesome!
Your pictures tell the story so well!
He must really have some God-given talent if he can do that without reading music...just by watching and listening! Next year...American Idol!

the canned quilter said...

You go Andrew !

Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! You go Mr. Andrew!!! Here's sendin' ya a big old Ozarks...


Nezzy said...

(What's with that...it just published on me and I wasn't finished!)

I do believe you have a very talented star in the makin' there sweetie!

God bless your day Gail! :o)

(now I'm gonna push publish)

Jenean said...

It is so nice to have a good kid who works hard and sort of fly's under the radar be recognized. congratulations to Andrew.

Rusty said...

Wonderful! Way to go, Andrew...

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to Andrew! :)

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