Well...on October 24, I had the honor of performing with 29 talented singer songwriters from throughout Central Virginia in the 13th Annual Rapunzel's Songwriting Contest.
And somewhere near midnight that evening, I had the even bigger honor of capturing first prize!
What a thrill it was to be part of this extraordinary event at a place that truly lives and breathes music and that supports local music in a way few other places ever have. The community that Bob has build there is truly remarkable and there is nothing like standing on that stage and looking out at that crowd. You want to hear something really amazing? I went second (luck of the draw). and hours later when I took the stage again after being shocked to hear my name called as the winner, it seemed like there were just as many people in the audience!
Adding to it all was the fact that the song the judges honored was Good One There...making the night yet another testament to the enduring legacy of my father, George J. Kelly, and the lessons of love, support, and connecting with others that he shared with all who were lucky enough to know him.
Thanks so much to all involved in this event. Definitely the thrill of my musical life!