He does do this during every show he plays. This tour he’s mainly played the weekend shows since he has classes as USC during the week, but he was able to make it out for the final three NYC shows. I am told his solo tonight was particularly good.
We’re just as disappointed that we won’t be able to offer these shows to you guys. Often times we don’t find out until after the fact that we can’t put them up for download. Usually it’s a union restriction – they charge an exorbitant amount of money to be able to sell recordings from their venues. It’s something we try to negotiate up til the bitter end but doesn’t always work out in our favor.
A fan named Gene left John a wonderful message on facebook that I wanted to share with all of you as well. We love hearing stories like this and they keep us all inspired.
We caught your show Friday night in Atlanta. The show was great and the cold weather didn’t slow any of you guys down.
Just wanted to tell you my favorite moment of the show. It was during Shane’s guitar solo. The look of absolute joy on your face as you watched your son was so incredibly moving to two fathers in the audience that night.
See, we attended your concert with another family and this was both our son’s first concert experience. Without saying a word to each other my friend looked over to me during that moment you were having on stage with Shane, knowing I was as touched as he was by your emotion… and how poignant it was we were sharing such a great moemnt with our sons in the audience. Our young men are both in their twenties and have Autism, so we celebrate simple moments in life much more than trophies or recitals or driving in the winning run. That moment was something we’ll talk about for years to come. It truly meant that much to us as proud fathers.
Thanks for the memory and a great night of music! Bought & love the new CD too!