When the brain won't make music

Oct 10, 2013

John Heasly
Credit Rich Egger / Illinois Public Radio/WIUM
This is Western Illinois musician John Heasly flat picking, or strumming, while playing the guitar right handed...

and this is Heasly finger picking the guitar while playing left handed...

Heasly is not showing off. He's forced to switch back and forth. Heasly suffers from a neurological disorder that affects a number of musicians. Illinois Public Radio's Rich Egger has the story.