VANCOUVER, Wash. (KATU) -- A man who has been homeless for nearly five decades is shocking customers at a secondhand store in Vancouver -- with his music.
David Allen Welsh, 50, has been living on the streets since he was 6 years old. He said that's when he first discovered his musical talent.
He said he's never taken a music lesson and can't read music, and his fingers are numb from living outside for years in cold temperatures.
But he has been playing a used piano at the Second Hand Solutions thrift store for the past year -- causing customers to stop and weep, even record his performances.
He said he plays by ear. He also said he believe God wants him to share his talent. The song he plays is called "Aerial Aquatas" -- his own version of "Amazing Grace."
To hear him play, watch the video above.
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