Songwriter and acoustic rocker, Bill Jasper, lost his hearing due to cholesteatoma and stepped back from the music scene for six years. After getting a reconstructed ear, he’s returned to performing and is playing at The Brown Hotel tonight.
I wrote about this for the Indiana Gazette – read his story here.
“Yeah, music is a big part of my life, but I could tell you right now, for those six years, it was pointless for me to even go out because I couldn’t even understand people.”
Jasper didn’t stop strumming though. He said he would lay his head on the body of his acoustic guitar, feeling the vibrations like Beethoven did. This is how he kept music in his life and how he continued songwriting.