Then, you think about how performing in front of friends may be a bit of a jarring experience. You start thinking about the things that may be going through their mind, like...are they just going to be polite and say you sound great or are they going to hit you with the "Sorry man, but you might want to find a new hobby..." line? Honestly, I expected a good show and if it was bad, I wouldn't have said a word because although I'm pretty upfront, I'm not without common courtesy when evaluating artistic expressions. Thankfully, I didn't have to contemplate either scenario.
If it sounds beautiful and uplifting all at once, it's only because it was. I honestly can't think of a better live musical experience for my son to have enjoyed as his first public one. I applaud my friend and his musical talents and I want to add something that I feel is especially important in today's technological world.
This experience wasn't about voice-overs, or more electronic sounds than true musical talent. There weren't any fancy backdrops or light effects. It was just two guys, on a stage, doing what they love and being kind enough to share it with the rest of us. The world needs more of that. But, I encourage you to judge for yourself.
Check out some of their music on Bandcamp, and then head over to the Fragile Soul Facebook page to keep up on when you might be able to catch a glimpse of them.