It's been an interesting trip and I'll post more about it when we get home, but I just had to post this now. Sorry for the picture quality; I didn't have my camera with me so I used my cell phone.
We were walking down historic St. George Street and I noticed just off on a side street, a crowd had formed. In front of the crowd, I saw several glasses on a table. I pulled John over there to see what was going on, and I am so glad I did.
The man sitting behind that table is nothing short of amazing. His name is Jamey Turner, and he plays the glass harp, which is an elaborate series of glasses of different sizes, filled with different amounts of water and secured to a table. The sound is absolutely beautiful; it's unlike anything I've heard before. He can play up to six glasses at a time. It's incredible.
While he plays, he talks to the crowd and tells about the history of the glass harp. He's charming and funny as well as talented. Check out his website to see all of the places he's performed; they include Disney and The Tonight Show.
I found a Youtube video of him performing and I really hope you'll watch it - you'll be glad you did! I'm so glad we had this chance encounter with him.
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