LIVE: The Playing for Change Band @ The Egg, 10/24/09

October 27th, 2009, 2:32 pm by Greg

The internet really is an amazing and powerful thing.

Until very recently, Grandpa Elliott was a blind street singer in New Orleans’ French Quarter, where he sang and played his harmonica for tips from the tourists.

But thanks to Playing for Change’s little music video for the classic Ben E. King soul song, “Stand By Me” – which has now been seen more than 15 million times on YouTube alone – Elliot is an international star.

On Saturday night he was performing in concert at The Egg in Albany, the clear crowd favorite amidst the ten-piece ensemble of musicians assembled from all around the globe.

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