A once homeless piano player has not only rehabilitated himself and his family relations, he has landed a recording contract less than a year after his talents were discovered on a sidewalk and applauded worldwide.
Donald Gould became an overnight sensation last summer when a video of him playing a piano on the streets in Sarasota, Florida was viewed millions of times on social media.
Since then, Gould was offered a regular paying gig at a Sarasota piano bar, has completed rehab for his addiction, reunited with his son, and played the national anthem before a National Football League game.
The lead vocalist and keyboardist of Styx, Dennis DeYoung, even sent Gould his congratulations.
Gould says his change of fortune in the last several months has made him look forward to each new day.
“Most of the time you find success right when you’re at the point at, just about had enough. ‘I’m gonna give up that’s it,’” Gould told WFLA. “You push yourself beyond that point and you’ll see the door to success open up.”
Order his single on iTunes, where it is now available for pre-sale.
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