An acoustic guitarist is looking for a way to make a living playing music. In the process of plotting a path to the big-time, he gets an invitation to the small-time. It's an invitation to play music for cancer patients.
He enters this unknown world and finds that the intimacy of a hallway, a lobby, or a patient's room can become a more than suitable venue for musical and personal connection. In fact, it becomes an ideal platform for allowing sound to flow from person to person, with no pretense: vibration from voice and strings straight to the heart.
In this new world it doesn't take long to realize that cancer does not discriminate. It impacts people of all ages, races, and walks of life. Yet, in the brokenness of disease there is a discovery of the power of human and musical connection. Unseen things that enable people to rise above their circumstances.
Music becomes a healing balm reaching beyond entertainment and intellect to waken forgotten memories. It becomes a very present source of hope and comfort.
Notes in the Key of C – Tuning out Cancer, Tuning in Hope, is a recollection of this guitarist's adventures in the world of healing music. It is a celebration of brave people, the kind of people we walk among every day.
In this book you will meet a dancing dentist, an Elvis impersonator, professional zombies, people from South America, China, Egypt, and Algeria and you will stand on the threshold of eternity. Yes, there will be tears but also an abundance of hope and encouragement delivered through music and personal connection.