A Special Note about "Amazing Grace"
I have been an active music volunteer at Hospices
all over the world since 1980.
In 1982 I was doing some bedside concerts at
Connecticut Hospice in Branford CT, and Just as I finished playing "Connies Peace" a patient from another bed called out to me,
Hey Guitarist! Guitarist! I gotta talk to you!"
I went to the patient's bedside and he asked,
"Do you know Amazing Grace?"
"I never played it", I replied, "but I'm sure I can figure it out."
The man said to me "as you were playing the last notes of that last song you just played, I got a message from the Gods.
The Gods told me to tell you to add a kind of blues version of Amazing Grace to that last song you played."
At that moment I was called away from his bed by one of the Hospice staff. When I returned a short 10 minutes later I was told that the man had died. The staff person shared with me that about 2 minutes after I left his bedside he called out for staff assistance, pointed to the ceiling and all he said and repeated 3 times was,
"Amazing Grace, Amazing Grace, Amazing Grace."
So I recorded just the way he said.
Check out the artist's website:
1. This is For Real
2. A Time For Everything
3. New Beginnings
4. A Haunting Time
5. You R Special
6. The Best is Yet To Come
7. Amazing Grace/Connies Peace/Amazing Reprise
8. That's It