Doug Hream Blunt – “Gentle Persuasion”
For a while he had a regular gig at a local hospital. He played a public access TV show called “CITYVISIONS.” He had kids. He had a stroke. He spent his free time learning to play the congas and the trumpet. What little we know about Blunt, we know thanks to a blogger based in New Zealand named Martyn Pepperell, who stumbled on one of Blunt’s songs and decided to track him down. “I was absolutely floored over by this waking dream of a tune,” Pepperell wrote. He found Blunt at home in the Bay Area, spending time with his three children. “They really are a handful,” Blunt told him. They talked about his music, about Jimi Hendrix, about the future.
More info here. Below: Blunt’s performance on “CITYVISIONS.” While you watch (if you watch), remember that music doesn’t have to be anything it doesn’t want to be.