“Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won’t get a lot done in the mornings, but we’ll work late and be honest.” ~ Kinky Friedman
Given the recent tragic events unfolding in the Gulf, it is more important than ever that musicians come together as the “loud voice for so many quiet hearts” as Billy Joel so aptly describes what musicians are to the world. A song that comes to mind for me right now is Marvin Gaye’s 1971 classic anthem, “Mercy Mercy Me”. Marvin sang “things ain’t what they used to be”, and here in Florida we are wondering if they will ever be the same in our lifetime. If you or any musician’s you know are out there playing events for Gulf restoration, we would love to hear about it.