Sunday, December 01, 2013
Homeless man in Vancouver plays piano by ear as a gifted pianist
A shop called “Second Hand Solutions” in Vancouver BC has hosted the homeless pianist David Allen Welsh, who is said to be a prodigy and plays by ear but does not know how to read music and never had music lessons.
The CNN story link is here.
A friend of David, James Maynard, contributed to the report.
Welsh can play with good technique despite fingers numbed from outdoor life in the cold as a homeless man.
David played a distant transcription of the hymn “Amazing Grace”.
Wikipedia attribution link for Vancouver picture. My only visit was in Dec. 1966.