Monday, June 2, 2014

Making It In a Man's World

I know...I know.  I didn't post all 5 days last week.  But I do have a rule about blogging.  Blogging is not allowed to get in the way of life. If blogging gets in the way of life then life is not being lived to blog live first, blog second. 

This weekend was so crazy.  In fact, this whole week was kind of crazy.  I hate to stay up late anymore...I don't know why, but I just can't do it.  I've been up late pretty much every day this week.

I have been car shopping to no avail.  I really hate car shopping.  I'm mad that I even have to do it right now.  I didn't want a new car.  I liked the one I had, so I'm a little upset about this right now.  And it only gets more annoying. On the bright side, while I did work and car shop all week, I also got to spend a little bit of time at a music festival in Ogden.  It's about an hour away, so driving two and from there twice kind of sucked, but it was worth it.  

We watched an incredible, Grammy Nominated, all girls bluegrass band play.  

They were serious, so inspiring.  They make me want to play the mandolin all day long.  They played mostly their original songs as well as a few songs also sung by women in the bluegrass world.  I know it seems kind of medieval, but there aren't really a lot of women in the bluegrass community, so it really means something to me and my sisters to run into people who have made it big in a man's genre of music.  

This kid was equally inspiring.  His name is Sammy
Sammy is 13 years old and writes incredible songs.  You would have no idea that he's 13.  I just don't know what he's going to do when his voice changes...Hopefully his whole career won't be over!

This is me and my little sister.  She graduating high school this year and it's kind of a big deal.  We were watching Della Mae and singing along with the songs that we knew having a great time.  I'm really going to miss these times when she goes off to college...It will be the first time that she's the one who's gone instead of me.  Weird.  

The last night we were there, I stayed up until 3 in the morning playing music with some really great musicians.  I was so tired and was barely holding my own in the jam, but it was so inspiring.  It really made me want to get back into the music and really learn to be great, just like the are.  I added one of them on Facebook and now I'm feel like I'm all brushing elbows with fame.  The kid's only 19 and can play circles around me...He's amazing.  

So there you have it a great weekend at the Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music Festival!  I hope you all have a great week.  I know Monday is a rough one for some, so keep your heads up!


Jen said...

What a fun weekend!!

Ashley said...

That sounds like an awesome week! Your music, from what I've heard while snooping on YouTube, is really good! I wish we lived closer so I could hear you play more often.

Miss Angie said...

I totally agree with your rule-life first, blogging second! That looks like such a fun time! How did I not realize you're in Utah? I am too!

Miss Angie said...

Also I nominated you for a Liebster award HERE. You don't have to do it if you don't want to, but know you are beloved! ♥

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