Thursday, August 05, 2010

The fabulous Melody Gardot on stage at Canal Street Festival



Canal Street is a major thoroughfare in the city of New Orleans dividing the older French/Spanish Colonial-era city and the newer American Sector. It has also given its name to the Canal Street Jazz & Blues Festival held annually the last weekend in July in Arendal, Norway - my hometown.

Last Saturday the crowd gathered in front of the new Arendal city hall was completely mesmerized by the beautiful voice of Melody Gardot. She has certainly beaten the odds, as she has fought herself back from a paralyzing traffic accident, turning herself into a highly successful singer.

What a fate, what a voice, what a brave woman!! Melody was a star twinkling so much stronger than any of the other musicians on stage that weekend, touching us all with her sensual songs and her personal power.

Melody Gardot is an example to us, what we may achieve if we believe and fight hard enough, and do not accept our limitations. Then we can immerse in the stardust, knowing that only the sky is the limit to what we can achieve.

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