Austin Guitarist Sees His Music In A ‘New Way’ After Experiencing A Stroke

Since the stroke, Seale has learned to play differently, and he’s written a book about his experiences.

January 5, 2021 9:45 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Avrel Seale was a published author and semi-professional musician in Austin who had the world on a string until he hit the mid-century mark of his life.

That’s when everything he knew fell apart. In 2017, he had a devastating stroke. He lost use of his strumming hand. But he still found a way to continue making beautiful music on his guitar.

“I can’t play everything I used to play on guitar, but I can still play guitar,” he said.

He wrote a book about it too. Through music and writing, he found his way back to life.

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