Playing Piano In Joplin, Missouri

If you’re on my email list, you probably know that I went to Joplin, Missouri to play piano on May 28th, about 1 week after they experienced the deadliest single tornado in recorded history.
I did end up shooting some video on my way to the club where I played, so I wanted to share that with you.

It’s a little choppy, since I was concentrating more on driving than I was on the video, but it still gives you an idea of just how devastating this tornado was.

You may also know that I held a sale on three of my piano courses to help offset some of the expenses for the bar owner and donate the rest to charity.

As it turns out, I was able to cover my gasoline and hotel on that trip (which the bar owner normally pays), and that was a big help to him, since he had about 1/3 of his normal business that night.

I’m going back down to play again this Saturday night, and,thanks to everyone who took advantage of my special sale, I’ll be handing him an additional $422 (or getting it into the hands of people who can put it to good use).

So, thanks to everyone who helped out with this, and I hope this type of natural disaster never visits your part of the world.