Joy on Track

My family and I first found Rising Appalachia during our first First Friday Art Walk and I was hooked. The energy and vision of their music is invigorating, but it’s their soul and their joy that really makes it beautiful. I found this and had to share.

I’m also a sucker for trains (and am long overdue for a train ride) and jam sessions.

PS – I also took this video while we were there. I had a longer one on my GoPro, but it seems to have eaten it. If I can recover it I’ll post it.

Beautiful simplicity

I found this on Swiss Miss this morning via Kickstarter and I actually cried. I think this is one of the most wonderful projects that I have seen in a long time. The sheer beauty and simplicity of it is overwhelming.

The song is Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. You can hear Celtic Woman performing it live here.


Just one more reason to miss New York…

We surf around on YouTube a lot and have come across some pretty incredible things, one of which is ConcreteBeat.

Backstory. Years ago, early 90’s, I got to live close enough to NYC to be able to drive up for the weekends and hang out. It is a whole ‘nother world there. You see and hear stories about New York all the time, major motion pictures, the news. Being there, though, is an incredible experience and one that you’re not likely to forget.