Invisible Music is the latest project of local musician John Ralston, and it's an eight-piece orchestral band that plays Americana and alt-country with a majestic sound. On new single "Let Me Be," Ralston and co. sing with a softness elevated by glockenspiel, lap steel, violin, bass, drums, guitars and keys. A bit like a flock of angels scraping over a tidal wave.
This could be a plea for a healthy future. Something a baby boy who was a rocker in the womb needs, and something his parents Jeff and Susan Snow want more than anything for their son. Harrison Daum Snow, who soon after birth endured breathing problems, and a diaphragmatic hernia is again in the hospital and needs a little musical miracle.
All proceeds from the single (download it here and name your price) will go to help Harrison, and fans can show their support for the Snows as Invisible Music and the Dewars will hold a concert at Bamboo Room tonight. Susan Snow's online journal provides updates on how Harrison's health is progressing. The latest update on Thursday morning read that Harrison had to return to the hospital because of an elevated heart rate.
This song, "Let Me Be" has a deep lyrical message. If anyone could use the music of angels, Harrison certainly could. Each word of this song seems to be picked purposefully and organically and could be a little message to an outer worldly being. A message to let the breath in and make way for a healthy long life.
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John Ralston with Invisible Music and the Dewars. 8 p.m. Friday, April 8. At Bamboo Room, 25 S. J Street, Lake Worth. $10 cover. Click here.