I wrote a contemplative waltz tune the day of the Boston Marathon bombings (April 15, 2013). Frost and Fire has played it a lot since then, as have a bunch of other bands, and people seem to like it. “Boylston Street” has now been played at dances all around the USA.
I like it best when I get a chance to tell the story behind it, to make it a moment of beauty to remember and honor moments of tremendous fear and pain.
This is the first recording I made, sitting quietly at the piano the evening of the bombings. It’s not perfect. It’s a long way from perfect. But I think it’s still my favorite performance.
Rest in peace, and rest in power, Boston Strong.
Tune copyright 2013 by Hollis Easter. All rights reserved, and please contact me if you’d like to use it.