Yup, it's official! My boy Jeromy is DEFINITELY a ROCKSTAR! Last week he was invited by his uber-cool guitar teacher, Mr. Rogel, to play guitar with his band at a gig. Jer was soooo excited and honored to be invited, as this was the first time he was going to be able to play with a band, AND it would be his debut LIVE performance. As nervous as he was, he just kept working hard and practicing. He had to learn two songs: "Knocking on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan, and "Blue on Black" by Kenny Wayne Shepard. He had less than a week to learn his part for both songs, including a solo for "Knocking on Heaven's Door", we are all a bit nervous about whether he would be ready. There were times during his rehearsals and practice when he struggled, but he kept going. And the night of the gig, my baby boy ROCKED!! These are pics from that night, an awesome Sunday night when Jeromy shined:
Where does the time go?! It seems like I blinked, and all of a sudden my little baby boy has turned into a Rock-N-Rollin' young man. Needless to say, hubby and I were so very proud of him. Our nine-year-old Jeromy playing at a real gig, with professional adult musicians and a fellow guitar student (named Joe, who was in high school), just rockin' away on his guitar. That was definitely one of the proudest moments of my life. But even more importantly, it really choked me up to see how happy he was to be up there, doing something that he absolutely loved. Jeromy did an amazing job, and we can't wait for the next time he gets to perform.
We're so proud of you Jeromy!!