Volunteer Spirit: Organ man hauls 530 pounds of happiness and memories to area seniors

DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Hugh Livingston says he doesn't sing, but he can carry a tune.

Actually 530 pounds of tunes.

It's his digital organ he hauls with a trailer attached to his truck and wheels around tight places often all for the love of music and the faces that light up when he performs.

He calls it the Silver Music Project.

Livingston recently played for a group of people in the Kay Senior Care Center who have Alzheimer's disease.

They meet at the Church Street United Methodist Church.

Our cameras caught them smiling, clapping and toe tapping along to the tunes.

Kay Senior Care Center director, Judith Winters says this is a very positive program for her seniors, since they have short term memory loss, but they do remember the tunes Livingston performs.


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  • by Kathy Location: Courtyard Senior Living on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    And thank you to Michele Silva for the wonderful job she does bringing the Volunteer Spirit to us! Have a wonderful holiday season!
  • by Kathy Location: Courtyard Senior Living, Knoxville TN on Dec 5, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    Hugh Livingston is an amazing, gifted musician who spread music and joy everywhere he goes. Our elders love him! Thank you Hugh for all you do to brighten our lives!

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