This past weekend was spent in Austin, Texas celebrating our daughter's 29th birthday...which is officially this coming Friday. Whew! This olde dad remembers the waiting that was ours 29 years ago.
Music is always something that helps me get through the chaos of life...whether its the chaos of fun, or even being in the pits. The range of music we enjoy is, well, very broad...blue grass to Bach and back again. However, please don't force on me any "Christian elevator/contemporary music"...that only seems to add to the chaos. :)
Down in Austin, signs are everywhere (thanx to the Chamber of Commerce) that that town is the "live music capital of the world." Ahhh...overextended PR. But, this past Sunday, when we were doing "church" down at a once-in-a-lifetime event (meaning you really don't need to go more than once!) at the International Wiener Dog Races in Buda, Texas...that wilde event was well redeemed by an hour concert of a blue grass trio named Out Of The Blue.
They consist of one heck of a guitar player, one amazing mandolin picker (and I do mean amazing!...who, along with his wife and new baby are fine friends of our daughter), and a remarkable young woman who plays an exceptional cello. Yup!...a blue grass cello.
What talent. What fun. What a delight to see people really into what they enjoy.
Rob, the amazing mandolin picker, sent me one track, with permission to share this with friends, that is going to be included on a new CD of outstanding Austin blue grass musicians. So...in the midst of this world's chaos...and maybe even your own. Have a listen...and take some deep breaths.
And, as they say down in the south..."Y'all have a good day, hear?!!"
PS--be careful where you listen to this...'cause your feet may just start atappin' and you may even get up and start to dancin'...ahhhhh...the joy of music!