Monday, April 11, 2011

Not Enough Time

This song, "Not Enough Time" is about my mom.  Sometimes when I sing it, I get a catch in my voice.

Back when I wrote it, Mom while was still alive.  But I knew she wouldn't be around forever.  In a weird way, maybe I was lucky to know that, and to make sure when she left the world, I left no words of love unspoken to her.

The first time I played at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse several years ago, I sang this song.  It was the first time I ever had a cello accompany me.  The song was already emotional for me, and I remember that when the cello came in, my heart felt both heavy and full at the same time.  Just to make it to the end of the song without becoming a literal puddle on the floor was an accomplishment.

After that, I knew I had to find a cello player that lived in town and could accompany me regularly.  I posted a little ad at SMU, and on Craigslist.  And I found several great cellist.  And to me, the greatest of them all was Sarah Reinke.

So that's who you see here with me in this video, taken just a couple of months ago when I played at Uncle Calvin's again.  The lovely Sarah.  I'm sure she was sent to me by an angel...

I'll be playing, and Sarah will be along with me, at Jefferson Freedom Cafe in Ft. Worth this Saturday night- April 16th.

12 comments:

Marie a la Mode said...

So beautiful, Kerry. Your voice is enough, the cello is a bonus. Your mama would be proud : )

Lisa said...

Just beautiful....

Adee said...

Touching!... Lovely voice you have! Hug xx

Rob said...

Thanks for posting this vid Kerri. Wow, what a wonderful performance by you two. One of my favorites of yours.

I clicked on the Jefferson Freedom Cafe website and saw that your opening for Peter Mayer. What a treat that would be to see that show. You and Peter! To everyone in the everyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area reading this post, I highly recommend getting out there to see Kerri and Peter.
I was introduced to Peter's music a few years ago at a UU coffee house. I love his music and so my band covers two of his songs: "Awake" and "Holy Now". Peter is such a good guitar player it takes all four of us to pull off what he does by himself.

Good luck at the show. Wish I could be there for that one!

Kat Sloma said...

This is lovely! I really love the song and the cello accompaniment is inspired. I wish I could see you in person!

Laurie said...

Love this! Beautiful song, and the addition of the cello makes it transcendent.

Barbara German said...

Be so proud of this special work. This was an amazingly touching song and, you are right, the cello enhances the mood and meaning. Have you read "Heaven is for Real"? You should! Wish you lived closer to where I am this weekend for the Street and Art Fair. There will be a line up of bands and musicians that you would have been a wonderful addition to! You will be great at the Cafe this weekend though. Someday I will come see you perform!

Robin Norgren said...

kerri, what a special relationship you had with your mom. xoRobin

Melissa Sarno said...

Oh so beautiful, Kerri. I love listening to your music. You're right, the cello is wonderful. BTW, I know Texas is a huge state but I'm going to be in Austin and San Antonio in November, so you have to get a gig there so I can hear you m'dear. :-)

Lis said...

Oh, wow Kerri ...

the music, your singing, the cello ... this is how art expresses that which is beyond words. It is a gift to bask in those feelings ...
xo Lis

darren said...

One of my favorites

David said...

Don't you reckon that angel was your mom?