Let Me Be Here
Not so long ago on a cold October evening I was walking through Harvard Square distracted by the crowded sidewalks and my own troubled thoughts of the days earlier shoot. I had conducted an interview on camera with a woman who later (six hours later) attempted suicide. Suddenly from nowhere I heard a voice. A voice I will never forget. I followed the sound, changing direction from the appointment I was heading to, hoping to find the person or shop that was piping the incredible music into the air. Across the street I spotted a young man on the corner playing a guitar while singing. He was John Gerard. This remains one of my all-time "life's favorite moments." I'm not sure how long I stood there listening,spellbound. I was hooked, incapable of leaving, late as I was for my appointment. John's voice and his music, which I later found out were his own compositions, were stunning, compelling, arresting songs that rival even the most capable and famous performers today. Let Me Be Here is simply a victory. John's haunting and beautiful voice carries his powerful and touching words straight to the heart, leaving all who listen transformed and moved by his enormous talent. John Michael Williams.