Rivenmaster Meets Allan Clelland Goddard and Connor Blackley in Florida

Over the last two weeks I did some amazing traveling from Michigan all the way down to Houston, Texas where I met two young bass players Tommy Freeman and Michael Thompson. (See Recent Article)

We left Texas and traveled the Gulf States of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, stopping along the way to enjoy some sites.

Palm Trees In Baton Rouge
Palm Trees In Baton Rouge

We enjoyed a short visit to Baton Rouge touring a River Boat and then again in Orange Beach, Alabama visiting a friend. We were taken back by the beautiful area with a white sandy beach that lined the shoreline for miles.  I don’t think I have ever seen such beautiful white sand! While it was very warm and humid, it was well worth the stop to enjoy this area of the country!

Leaving Alabama I was soon sitting at the tip of Florida, trying to decide which way to go. Having several young artists who are regularly featured on my site residing in Florida, I quickly decided to go further south taking an 11 hour trip down to the Jacksonville and Orlando Area.

While I wish I would have had more time, and been able to see everyone I know in Florida, I was happy to be able to visit with two very talented young men and their families. Allan Clelland-Goddard, and Connor Timothy Blackley.

Rivmaster-Allan Clelland-Goddard
Rivmaster-Allan Clelland-Goddard

My first visit was to the home of Allan Clelland-Goddard where we were treated to a wonderful visit to their home and a backyard BBQ.  Not only was their home beautiful but the hospitality shown to me was incredible and will never be forgotten.

Visiting with Allan was especially enjoyable as we were able to sit down together in his living room and do an exclusive interview with him which we are happy to now share with all of you.

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Allan Clelland Goddard’s new ‘Michael Jackson Tribute Video’

Allan Clelland GoddardAllan Clelland Goddard has been very busy since his big move from Trinidad and Tobago this past July.  If you remember in my last article, I announced that Allan would be making this big move to the Sunshine State of Florida, USA.  His mother explained; “At first Allan was homesick and missing his friends in Trinidad, many of whom he had known since kindergarten, but when he started school in Florida he soon began making new friends and word quickly traveled around the school that there was a new boy with a cool accent. Allan was, and still is often stopped in the corridor and cafeteria, and asked to say a few words just so they can hear him speak!”

She went on to explain, that attending school in the US is a completely new experience for Allan. It was the first time that he had to move from room to room for his various classes. In Trinidad the teachers came to the classroom and the entire class did the same schedule. He survived though, and quickly learned the ropes making the necessary adjustments. Allan is currently enrolled in ‘all honors’ courses and doing very well. Continue reading “Allan Clelland Goddard’s new ‘Michael Jackson Tribute Video’”