Remember, You Will Be Weeping To This Man's Song Later

This harmless looking fellow is named David Barrett, and he's probably made you cry too many times in your life. Yes, he might look like a mime without his make up or a professional puppeteer, but, in fact, he's the songwriter who penned "One Shining Moment." On his website, this is how the song that launched a thousand goosebumps came to pass:

"In 1985, I was visiting a friend in New York City who just happened to write for Sports Illustrated. We were watching the NBA Finals, talking about sports and life and I remembered that I had written this song about sports and achievement, so when I got home I sent it to him. He took it over to CBS without me knowing, and they called me up out of the blue."

And, since then, he's become a professional singer/songwriter with plenty of other albums under his braided belt. No, he's no one-hit wonder. Surely, you've got "The Music of Golf" and "The Magic Never Ends: The Life And Times Of C.S. Lewis," also both wonderful musical masterpieces, in your record collection. These are must-haves, especially to musicphiles desperately searching for that one-of-a-kind artist who can pull off the whole Harry Nillsson-meets-Zamfir vibe without sounding too "neo-folk revisionist."

And those in Michigan area are in luck: On April 12, Barrett will perform at the Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on a monster twin-bill with violinist/singer Jake Armerding for a show that's just guaranteed to rock your fucking face off.

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