Worship and Praise at the Rock Hall Of Fame



Saturday Dec 15 I played at an event at the Rock Hall of Fame where I led praise on a taped radio broadcast for the Holy Spirit Prayer Center led by Denise Calabreze. I have been a worship leader for a long time  and also a Cleveland Rock and Folk Musician for many years.For years these seemingly contradictorary forces in my life seemed to fit naturally for me, but may have been puzzling for others.

I had almost played at the Rock Hall before. I tried out once for a Woody Guthrie event.They were looking for singers to perform Woodie's songs and I tried out with Theresa a female singer .Around this time of the Woodie Guthrie show my Fathers Alzeimers was getting much worse and myself and my female partner didnt make it.

Then in the new millenium I was asked to come and play at the Pagans reunion, who I had played with in the beginning of Punk and New Wave.While in the band we had played on the same bill with the Rubber City Rebels, The Dead Boys with Stiv Bators,Piere Ubu and Devo.It was one thing to play with the Pagans in the 1970s when we were finding out where it was all going.It was another thing to play at a reunion after I had seen where it all went.

    So with that background I found myself playing as a praise and worship leader and ending with my original song Journey to the Manger, a prayer song asking God to help us to be like Jesus the Prince of Peace. I knew that I would rejoice in the irony of leading worship at the Rock Hall but what I didnt expect was the positive feeling I had towards all of the rockers who had gone before and had paved the way with their ground breaking creative music. As I was playing I started to realise how almost every bit of my repretoire and all of my musical bits, came from the founders especially the 1960s guys

      Playing at the Rock Hall was a Holistic experience for me where two huge elements that live inside of me fused with profound respect for one another. 

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