Amazing moment: Young musician plays ‘Blackbird’ in the Park

“Take these broken wings and learn to fly.”

It was an innocent walk with a camera on a sunny day in Gallup Park.

Suddenly, music filled the air. And when I turned the corner on the boardwalk path overlooking the Huron River, I found myself a one-person audience for a trio of young guitar-playing singers.

Two of the young ladies are students at AA Huron while the third recently graduated from Huron and is heading to Eastern next month. The girls (in the above and below photos left to right) are Mary Collins, Kayla Kendall and Kaye Hoff.

They were sitting on the boardwalk trying to write some songs. Two guitars and one ukulele formed a very nice sound.

I offered to take a photo of them and they agreed. But then I threw a test at them. One of them had to play “Blackbird.” I was hoping they had at least heard of the song. I never expected what happened next.

Kaye removed her capo and note-for-note knocked off the Beatles classic.

The Fab Four continue to influence talented musicians. And these three young ladies were certainly talented musicians.


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