When COVID prevented 20-year-old Ryan Stokes from having friends over at his home in New Zealand, he taught his parents how to play drums and the electric guitar. The trio just released their first album.
Ryan’s 55-year-old mother was the first to develop a new skill by learning to play drums. A few months later, 60-year-old dad started strumming an electric bass guitar, the Good News Network reported.
They named their group Momma’s Boy and continue to practice three or four times a week. Their first album, “Who Would Have Thought,” was released on Spotify in April.
The group racked up 72,000 followers on Tik-Tok who viewed their sessions more than 700,000 times, the article noted.
The family has even started performing at live shows, proving yet again that turning 50 is the ideal time to try new things.
The full story is available on the Good News Network.
You can watch a practice session on YouTube.
Photo: Ryan, Andrea and Lyndon Stokes perform as the Momma’s Boy band. Photo from Good News Network.
After closing his business and enduring several painful years of uncertainty regarding what to do with his life, Greg founded Forward From 50 to help men and women over 50 to live more purposeful lives by pursuing things they are passionate about. A Wisconsin native, Greg currently lives in Arizona.