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I once made an unplanned automobile journey to San Diego to see an old friend. During this visit, I was introduced to the music of Michael Hedges. I was transfixed! I watched a DVD of a concert he gave. This man had obviously re-invented the guitar. There was an edifying power in the lyrics to his songs. I saw from his body motion that he was an instrument and that something invisible was playing him. It was the first time in many years that I had been excited by a guitarist. Michael said, "You can’t make your music good. You can’t try to be good. You can try to be present and you can try to remain open, so what is going to speak to you can speak through you." I highly recommend this music for its edifying power, beauty of composition and innovation. Michael died in an automobile crash, but if you get the chance to see him on DVD or on the internet, he will remind you that you are the author of a world that is limited only by your imagination.
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Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.