Mac Potts, a former student at the Washington School for the Blind, moved his hands across the piano keyboard tapping out classical masterpieces as well as contemporary hits from artists like John Legend during the Pacific Foundation for Blind Children’s annual “Feel the Music, Empower a Life” benefit concert.
The KMR Group Foundation was a presenting sponsor for the concert that was held at Fries Auditorium at the Washington School for the Blind. The money raised from the event will provide support to families with children between the ages of birth to three who are blind. Dick Potts, Mac’s father, told the audience how difficult it was to learn his 6-month-old son was deaf and how the Washington School for the Blind helped the family adjust by referring them to specialists.
Potts, who is now 21, has been performing professionally since he was 11 and has been a featured artist at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past seven years. The talented musician also plays drums, saxophone and harmonica. Violinist Aaron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis shared the stage with Potts for a few songs before the two took over and played several original scores.