We live in unprecedented and sober times but thanks to our governor who acted quickly, we hope and pray that this will save many Maryland lives. It is a difficult time for us and the world but staying home is the best way to stay safe and protect ourselves and each other. We hope all of our Arbutus Record show family is safe and well!
Sadly we have lost too many music legends to this virus – Bill Withers, jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney, jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis, legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and jazz pianist Mike Longo. Jazz station WBGO posted a great tribute to these five musical artists. You can access online. Just recently we heard the sad news of singer/songwriter John Prince’s passing. So many treasured musicians now part of heaven’s chorus.
We hope that we will be able to have our show in May but until then, music has always been a balm in difficult times. Prayers to all during this season of rebirth and hope. Here is an uplifting song from Bill Withers as we look forward to a “Lovely Day” with all of you again!