This kind of interaction, between professional and "amateur" could have happened before the internet. But the spread of this video - and its multi-layered message about the rewards of courage and preparation as well as the generosity of mentors, all wrapped up in the joy of making music - to me speaks volumes about the new age we're living in.
Thanks to Saverio Guerra for sharing. (PS LA friends, this is the final weekend of A Family Thing starring Saverio at the Echo. Highly recommended.)