About 15 years ago, my younger brother Joe left his corporate job to work full time as a blacksmith artist. It was a gutsy move, but he’s loving life and never looked back.
Over that time, he’s matured as an artist and has received increasing publicity. So I was pleased but not surprised when I was looking online and found this Nashville Public Television blog for the Tennessee Crossroads program where my brother’s work was featured.
For those in the Nashville area, the show airs on October 9th and 12th, but anyone can see the clip by watching the video at the NPT website. It is a good piece, but any short television feature isn’t going to capture the fundamental niceness that’s at the core of Joe’s being. He’s simply among the nicest people on the planet and he’d give you the shirt off his back. I’m looking forward to seeing Joe and his family next month when I’m in Tennessee. Maybe it will be warm enough to sit on that wonderful front porch of his and pick some bluegrass.
With the holidays around the corner, check out Joe’s website to see the wonderful items he has for sale. And remember, he ships!
More to come…
Thanks for stopping by the NPT blog, and for pointing viewers to our streaming video section. Congrats to Joe for following his passion and creating such beautiful art, and for having a brother who’s as proud and supportive as you.
Siblings are the best! You can feel the same kind of special kinship that you do with your kids, but (for most of us) there is none of the angst of having to go to get them to clean their rooms, wondering where they are at 11 pm, or figuring out how to pay for college.
I’d certainly be proud and bragging if that was my brother too. Impressive work indeed. I want to be invited over for the next jam on the porch!
Kathy, our jam sessions are fun, but neither one of us should be thinking about giving up our day jobs!