A full line-up: Hal Ketchum among artists to play Blue Hole Concerts for the Park
Hal Ketchum once feared that his career was over.
In 1998, Ketchum was diagnosed with a nuerological disorder that effects the spinal column called Acute Transverse Myelitis (ATM). The symptoms resemble those of multiple sclerosis, which claimed his mother’s life, and left him without the ability to play the guitar.
Ketchum said it took a year to regain the use of and relearn how to use his body after the diagnosis.
When he got back to playing, he came back in full swing, and this year he’ll play on opening night of the second annual Blue Hole Concerts for the Park.