Lubbock musician to play for immigrant children at border

Lubbock musician to play for immigrant children at border

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Matt Morgan spent hundreds of dollars to travel to Brownsville and nearby San Benito to perform for legal immigrant children seeking asylum in the United States.

Morgan will arrive Friday and perform at "La Posada Providencia," a refugee shelter, 6:30 p.m. Friday, then at the Ozanam Center's women and children's shelter Saturday morning at 11:30.

In an exclusive interview before leaving, Morgan told FOX34 these children are legally fleeing oppressive regimes looking for a better life, and hearing about the plight facing both legal and illegal immigration at the border spurred him to do all he knows to do: drive across Texas and play music.

"I figured 'why not use what I can?'" Morgan said. "You know, get creative with my gift, go do what I'm good at and bring some smiles to some faces? For some people that might not have too many reasons to smile every day."

Morgan said playing music is about all he's good at, and described it as the universe's ultimate healer.

"I'm sure everybody has a song or a record that they can go back and think," Morgan said. "When they're listening to that music, the rest of the world drowns away.

"Just for that little brief moment," Morgan continued, "it helps your pain and your trouble melt away, and that's why I play music for a living  It's why I do what I do. Not only does it help melt the world's pain away, it melts my pain away."

Morgan's entire trip is self-funded. For more information on his band, you can visit its Facebook page. Morgan has performed previously on Good Day Lubbock. You can find some of his songs here, here, and here.

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