Music is a very powerful, very magical thing. It has the ability to evoke emotion and memories. It can motivate and move us, comfort and soothe us, excite and rouse us, relax and unwind us . Perhaps the most wonderful attribute music has is the ability to inspire us. Ask any musician and they will tell you how they were inspired to play from watching or hearing someone else at an early age. A family member, a teacher, a friend, or even a live band. Mama Corn recently received a very touching letter explaining to us how our music inspired the life of a young person and motivated them to learn to play. It was a touching letter, one we wanted to share. Thanks to Tina Anthony for allowing us to share this publicly. Below is a copy of that letter:
"Hey Mama Corn,
I just wanted to let you know how much of an influence you have been on the life of my now 11 year old son. We saw you guys for the very first time 2 years ago at the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania. We loved every minute of your performance and wanted more! Your music was such an eye-opening experience for my 11 year old, he turned all his energy into wanting to learn to play the banjo. My husband and I surprised him this past Christmas with a 5 string Pyle Banjo. He won't put it down. He continues to teach himself different songs and continuously listens to your CD's on REPEAT, lol. He is absolutely obsessed with bluegrass and you guys were his inspiration. We can't wait to see you guys in August at the Wind Gap Festival. We will definitely be at your shows. He is working so hard on playing his banjo and learning new music everyday. Thank you so much for influencing his life in such a positive, motivational way. We love you Mama Corn!!!!
A very proud parent"