Armless Guitarist Goes From YouTube to Opening for The Goo Goo Dolls [VIDEO]
Most of us cannot imagine what it may be like to be without your limbs, but for George Dennehy it is the only life he has known. Born without arms or hands, this young man has not allowed this to handicap him – fact is his unique ability has created a buzz on YouTube and caught the attention of the Goo Goo Dolls.Dennehy is from Virginia, and was born with bilateral upper limb deficiency leaving him with no arms and hands. George has learned to live without the use of his arms and can do pretty much anything with his feet. This 18-yr-old has a passion for music, and has indulged this despite his “handicap”.
George first gained some national attention thanks to The 700 Club, when they found about the then 12-yr-old sitting first chair in the cello section for Oak Knoll Middle School in Hanover, Virginia. This video shows the many talents of Dennehy – you’ll find the dexterity of his toes absolutely amazing:
Now watch Dennehy do his thing on the piano, and be totally impressed:
Within the last month, George had put a performance from the Ashland Strawberry Fair up on YouTube. His rendition of the Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” has now received about 500,000 views, creating buzz on this young man. Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls did catch the performance, and were impressed – so much so that they have invited Dennehy to open for them tonight in Bethlehem, Pa., plus join the band on stage to perform the song that has garnered this teen deserved attention.
George Dennehy gets to be a rock star for a night, but this may not be the last we hear of this musician. You have to figure America’s Got Talent is paying attention to this young man.