By David Rogers. May 1, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — From time to time we are struck by things we see or hear elsewhere on the World Wide Web. The Anaheim Ducks are playing the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but this video has nothing to do hockey. The musician assigned to sing the American national anthem was identified by the public address announcer as “recording artist Bret Kendall.” It appears like he “fakes” microphone-related technical issues, then cajoles the sold-out crowd in Edmonton to sing it for him. They do a splendid job.
Watauga County Parks & Recreation Director Stephen Poulos was the first to bring this video to our attention. Thanks, Stephen!