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.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 134903818 - local8now.com/a?a=134903818
Gray Television, Inc.