Blind Faith was a British supergroup featuring Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, and it was active in 1969 after the breakups of their two respective bands, Traffic and Cream. Blind Faith was together for only one record and tour.
On September 13, when I was working on my post about Vivaldi’s “Summer” concerto from The Four Seasons, I stumbled upon a video of Winwood playing today’s selection, solo, and set the link aside for later. I don’t remember Blind Faith, but the song, a Winwood composition, sounds quite familiar.
It is a good piece for a lazy Saturday afternoon, after a walk to The Forks National Historic site where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet in Winnipeg, Canada. Yesterday was a beautiful, unseasonably warm day, perfect for the family gathering we had in our summer porch. We celebrated a birthday a month early, before the cold weather sends us all inside to our household “bubbles” to avoid the coronavirus.
Today is not quite as warm, but it’s still lovely and mild, with the fall colours really starting to show.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the audio for the song from Steve Winwood’s YouTube channel: