The crowds were huge (by Lexington standards) for the Community Festival today and since the kitchen shop was directly across from the music tent in Courthouse Square, we got to listen to some terrific tunes all day while working.
And that's my segue into the subject of today's post.... music.
I've blogged about our neighbors house concerts before. Buying land opposite their home was a perk that the realtor should have told us about!!
We'd been looking forward to Thursday's house concert featuring The Stray Birds at the Krantz' for weeks. I'd read The Stray Birds reviews on the internet.... NPR, radio DJ's and critics etc all raving about the trio.
Sure enough, they deserved the praise! Each voice was unique and strong on their own and when they combined their talents it was genius. How to describe them?.... A little bluegrass? A little folk? A LOT of talent!
|Photo by Jake Jacobsen (taken from The Stray Birds website)|
But when the group is like this one, even a non-musical person like me knows that they're out of the ordinary. I've got every confidence that these three will be well known before long.
|Photo by Monica De Vitry (taken from The Stray Birds website)|
After the concert, the three "Strays" (Maya, Oliver and Charles) walked over and after a little visiting on the porch and some wine, they had a good nights sleep, hot showers and then some coffee and fruit the next morning. The mother in me definitely came out and I was thrilled that we could put them up for the night.
Taking in strays. Birds no less. Never a dull moment!
Go to their website and buy their CD. It's brilliant. Seriously, I'm about to wear my copy out. And I'm kicking myself that I didn't act all groupie and ask them to sign it for me!
Go ahead.... get to the website. Now. www.thestraybirds.com
Trust me on this one!