Today I pay tribute to a man whose music gives me so much joy.
Daniel Grayling Fogelberg was born August 13th in 1951. He was given a gift that only few possess. I have listened to Dan's music from my teenage years and still listen to this day. I listen to his music when I am happy, when I am sad, when I am crafting, even when I am pulling weeds in 100° weather...his music is calming, soothing and inspirational to me.
Although Dan passed away in December of 2007 of prostate cancer, his music lives in me. Although I can not carry a tune, nor play one musical instrument...I can be inspired by music that touches me.
"You have been given the most sacred of gifts; you must be fearless now and follow"...Dan F.
I found these video's on You Tube and hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Leader of the Band is probably by far my favorite. It is a loving tribute to his father, a high school band teacher. I always think about how much I love my Dad and Mom when I hear this song!
Believe In Me is just a flat out beautiful song.
Same Auld Lang Syne takes me back to the days of youthful lost love...a true story Dan wrote after bumping into a high school girlfriend in a grocery store while on a trip home to visit his family. Bittersweet.
You can read more about Dan his website here.
"...and he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay". Leader of the Band, Dan Fogelberg
With heartfelt Sympathy
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