By Heidi Glaus
St. Louis (KSDK) - There's a hot new hamburger joint in town where you never know what you'll find.
"Push this here, one more time and blow that away," Gene the Magic Man said to group of women.
The real magic, however, happens the minute Jeff Potter's fingers hit the piano.
There's no sheet music just song after song from memory and each one he's learned to play by ear.
"I can hear it literally two times before I can play it," explained Potter.
"He was amazing," said one woman listening.
What the people listening don't hear is that Jeff Potter doesn't hear very well.
"I was born with a bilateral hearing loss. It means I have 50 percent in each ear," Potter added.
"My dad said there are some notes I should not be able to hear on the piano, but I just can. It's crazy," he said.
He just sort of feels the music and then puts his own spin on a song.
"Every time I touch the keys everything goes away," Potter said.
And that makes him a man who's always in the mood for a melody.
This piano man also plays dozens of charity events each year. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can catch him Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Hamburger Mary's in Midtown.