John Monbelly – Musician and Artist

I make my way up Congress Avenue  in downtown Austin, for the motorcycle parade. As I walk up the street, I see there is a musician I recognize 20 feet in front of me.   He is sitting near a wall with his instrument embraced between his knees as he holds his drum sticks.   He is focused and still as I approach him.   As I am walking forward to greet him, I remember his song that he had written a couple years back in 2016 for the motorcycle parade.  His song was about the rhythm of the motorcycles and it was playing in my mind. I can still remember that day in 2016, as the motorcycles were coming down Congress Avenue, I could hear his song echoing above the roar of the engines in perfect harmony.