Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Billy McLaughlin and focal dystonia

I had never heard of Billy McLaughlin until someone on a guitar board posted a video of him. His story is inspiring to anyone who wants to learn an instrument, get better on an instrument or just do anything.
Billy developed focal dystonia, a neurological condition not uncommon to musicians. It affects the hand's ability to play with control. Banjo players Tom Adams and Steve Dilling of IIIrd Tyme Out are among those who've been working to overcome the condition.

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