Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer of Music

There are few things I like better than listening to live music - well, good live music, anyway.

Musically, it's been a fantastic summer. I went to Lilith Fair with my sister, Cait, and while there saw Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLaughlin (also saw Miranda Lambert and still wish I could get that hour of my life back...but I digress) as well as a few newer acts. Other than the heat (and Lambert - there's really only so much I need to know about her love of her daddy, tattoos, Bacardi and Jesus), it was great.

A few weeks ago, my mom and I went to see Natalie MacMaster play. That woman was beyond amazing. Anyone who can play Celtic fiddle, while step dancing is astounding. Anyone who can do those two things while six months pregnant with her fourth child (and not miss a beat) is mind boggling.


Last night, Cait and I went to see Brandi Carlile. If you're not familiar with Carlile's work, I guess I'd classify her as folk-rock. The venue is great - I've seen several other shows there. It's an outdoor amphitheater in a botanical garden and sculpture park. It's the kind of place where you can have a picnic while enjoying the show. The people watching and the sing-a-long were great too. But hanging out with my sister best part - well, that and Brandi - who, incidentally, Cait is in love with. So...Brandi...if you're out there...and available, have I got the girl for you. :)

So, did anyone else see any good shows this summer?

5 comments:

Chris said...

You've had a great summer of music!

Rachel Randall said...

Oooh. My fav subject. Hmm. It's been a bit of a dry summer because of location, but let's see. The New Pornographers, Shearwater, Muse, and next Saturday, Muse again!

Need to line up more for the autumn, so far we have tix for Gorillaz in November tho. :)

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

I love Brandi Carlile's voice. I'm afraid I only know her from the song The Story, but that's about to change soon as I'm going to buy a CD now! :)

Mia Watts said...

Hey, Janna!!! That's MY song! :) I know it is because Bronwyn gave it to me. It's also on my phone.

Plus I love Brandi. Turpentine is another fave. If Brandi and your sister get married, you have better f*cking invite me to the wedding!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh! You got to listen to some of my very favorite musicians! Lucky you! We have very little music in our town - which is weird since I live in California! The most recent concert we went to was Lisa Loeb - who is a blast - and Shawn Colvin, who is always good.