Together through Music

Copyright - Bjorn Brudberg

As a young kid, Marty and his mama spent weekend nights in rural southern bars listening to dad play with his band.  As a teen he learned to play under countless hours of alcohol-induced instruction and degrading comments from his dad.

The family went through financial hardship.  There was no playing catch in the back yard.  No family nights huddled by the radio. Divorce left young Marty alone with his dad in a run down shack on the edge of town.  Through it all,  music bonded the two of them like chords and lyrics do a song.

Marty went on to become a successful musician. He played on stages around the world. It brought him financial stability.  However,  his greatest joy was playing alongside his dad in the smokey bars back home.

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14 thoughts on “Together through Music

  1. First of all, I like this line: “Through it all, music bonded the two of them like chords and lyrics do a song.” Secondly, you’ve illustrated well that even though relationships sometimes seem, and are, dysfunctional, love is often still there and can help redeem the relationship over time.

    Just want to mention, that “alcohol-induced” needs a hyphen. Just call me The Hyphenator. 🙂

    janet

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