Jonathan Cain from Journey and the Oak Ridge Boys, Make A Wish

January 20, 2014

One of the unexpected things that has happened since we moved here is the "famous" people I've met.  Most of them through the store, because they are also passionate about photography.  Several of them were so modest, I didn't know who they were until someone told me.  I'm not going to list them here, it wouldn't be appropriate and it would violate the trust they've placed in me.  One of those people I now call a friend is Jonathan Cain, yes the same singer of Journey fame.   Saturday night at the Omni Hotel, I saw a totally different side of Jonathan.  He is also VERY passionate about Make A Wish and supports this organization every chance he gets.  In Nashville because it is his hometown, he is very involved and has been since it's start here.

He not only addressed the guests, he got involved in bidding on auction items and donating incredible time and talents up for bid!  My intention is not to make a huge deal out of this, but to give a well deserved "thank you" for all that he did and continues to do.  Make a Wish certainly goes well with one of his best known songs, "Don't Stop Belivin'."  If you would like to donate to Make A Wish, just click here, and it will take you to their donations page.

I have to include at least one shot of him by his keyboard

 

Another good friend that may not be a household name was also there.  Ron Fairchild is an incredibly gifted keyboard player.  He is the man behind the magic for the Oak Ridge Boys.  He and his wife Kim are great friends, and it was their invitation that allowed me to experience this incredible evening.  Ron has long admired Jonathan's keyboard work and song writing.  On this night, they were going to play together.  I was able to photograph that for him.  You might expect a picture of that right about now, but there isn't one.  Why?  Because I shot them on his Nikon D800 camera and he has the files!  I did look at them and they looked pretty good, you'll just have to trust me on that. 

I made sure I got a picture of them back stage after the event

And one of the Oaks with them

What an awesome night.  A lot of money was raised, we listened to some great music and it was fun!

 


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