This past Sunday evening, we had the pleasure of hearing Michael Kelly Blanchard in concert at our church. Though he’s been writing and playing music for decades, his lyrics are fresh…about real life. His wife sang back-up with him on several songs, and her alto voice added so much to his tenor.

Most of his songs tell stories. I think “Daddy Cut My Hair” was my favorite, but there were many other great ones. Some funny (about exercising during the middle aged years), some sad. He’s most noted for writing “Be Ye Glad” which was popularized by the group Glad. Carman and Sudoku enjoyed Blanchard’s singing, guitar and piano playing too and were drawn in by his story-telling songs. – milkmaid

*photo by Romel Sanchez