Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Photo of Slovak dobro player in Nashville Airport!

Thanks to Kristýna Kiki Otáhalová from Bratislava, Slovak Republic for this incredible story. She writes...
... somewhere in the arrival area of Nashville airport....
For many years this photo has been displayed at the airport in Nashville, and I want to pass this nice story to the world:

Milan in action, photo by
Martin Viazanko, www.viazanko.sk
In 2007, Slovak Dobro player Milan Benkovič was in Nashville for the first time with his band Meantime. After receiving the award "#2 European Bluegrass Band of the Year 2007" the band flew to represent their work to the cradle of music. Yes, to showcase in Nashville at the IBMA WOB. And that is where probably this photo was taken.
Before 2007, it was unimaginable for Milan to ever in his life have the opportunity to visit Nashville, he thought that as an unattainable dream. The dream came true. And when in when in 2009 he visited Nashville for the second time, he got off the airplane - and saw his hand with his ring and his very own instrument welcoming him at Nashville Airport! What a surprise!!!

Alison Krauss with Milan
If you know who might have taken the picture and got it to that wall, it would be great to learn about it. 

Milan is great musician and person with a big heart!