Music comes in all different shapes and styles. A song can be performed in hundreds of different ways with guitars, violins, bagpipes, or just voices, which gives it a special ability to renew itself and express itself in beautiful new ways.
An instrument that I've always loved is the harmonica. It's perhaps most associated with the blues, but over the years, the so-called mouth harp has found its way into many other music genres, with Bob Dylan especially deserving credit for introducing this amazing instrument to popular music.
In the United States, the harmonica has always been part of country music, and one of the artists who really uses it in a cool way is Chadburn Spivey. In the video below, Chadburn sits outside on a snowy winter's day and plays the gospel classic "Amazing Grace."
Over the years, countless artists, including Aretha Franklin, have left their mark on the song. But when Chadburn plays it on his harmonica, it's downright chilling. His instrument's amazing sound takes the song to a completely different dimension — and the song's bittersweet feel carries through, even without vocals.
This version of "Amazing Grace" is one of our absolute favorites — and it proves that music doesn't need words to go straight to the heart. The clip has been viewed by more than a million people on YouTube and Faceboook, and we can see why.
Listen and enjoy!
What a wonderful version of a beautiful song! Please share this video if you also appreciated Chadburn's harmonica performance.