We are always told not to judge a book by its cover but this is one mantra that most of us don’t live by. However, this Florida man has blown perceptions apart in the video below.
Playing Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on the pavement in Sarasota, this unlikely pianist blows onlookers away – in a video which has now become a viral sensation. The man’s name is Donald Gould and for someone who’s only had a handful of classes and a short degree in music theory, he is incredibly talented.
A crowd-funding campaign has now been set up in which a woman named Jacqueline Bevan explains, “Donald is a former Marine and is just a few classes short a degree in music theory. He tragically lost his wife and is now in search of his 18 year old son. Donald needs a second chance at life. He is extremely musically talented and can play or teach any instrument that comes his way! Let’s help make this man’s dream come true. He’s a very sweet soul! He deserves a chance to make his dream of teaching music come true! All funds will go to Donald (Boone) Gould to secure a home, a car and to possibly return to school for his last 3 classes for his music theory degree.” The day after the video was shot, this interview was conducted with Dennis.