The Festblog from The Morning Call just posted this follow up which includes the link to George's on stage video, sent in by his father:http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2012/08/see-on-stage-video-of-armless-teen-playing-guitar-with-goo-goo-dolls-at-musikfest.htmlSee on-stage video of armless teen playing guitar with Goo Goo Dolls at Musikfest
Posted by John J. Moser at 12:58:28 PM on August 11, 2012
George Dennehy, the Virginia youth born with no arms who played guitar and sang on stage with The Goo Goo Dolls at Musikfest on Tuesday, got that gig by posting online a video of himself playing the Goos’ “Iris.”
So it sort of naturally closes the loop to have him also post online a video of his command performance at Musikfest.
George’s father, Michael, e-mailed the link to us, saying the Dennehy family was “allowed to have someone on stage Tuesday to tape the last song so everyone could see what it was like for George.”
The Goo Goo Dolls invited George, who was orphaned in his native Romania and adopted by the Dennehy family, onstage after the original video went viral, getting 400,000 visits in 10 days.
Goos drummer Mike Malinin contacted the 18-year-old and asked whether he would join the band at Musikfest.
To the Goos’ credit, this was no publicity gig. The band gave George 1 1/2 verses to sing, and his guitar was lead at least once during the song. That’s above and beyond. And for a change, I was proud of a Musikfest crowd for the enthusiastic response it gave George and The Goo Goo Dolls – a standing ovation. That, too, seemed genuine. The crowd seemed to really enjoy the performance.
Michael Dennehy said in his e-mail that “Next stop is Nashville to do a video for www.youinspire.org
, a place where people who want to beat their cancer can go for light and hope.”
“I think he we will be able to do some amazing things to motivate and inspire others in the future,” the father said. He promised to keep us apprised as he does."