Thursday, November 14, 2013


On a whim, after our last house concert, we decided that we loved the band 3 Penny Acre so much that we wanted to follow them to the desert, to the Moab Folk Festival, to hear more of their beautiful music!  So, we packed up the Scamp for one last trip before winter, and left Castle Rock early on a Friday morning.  We knew it would be snowing, and despite the promises I had made my worrying mother that we wouldn't go if it snowed...we plowed on through.

Snowy roads do not bother me or scare me.  I drove on pure ice for 7 straight months at a time when I lived in Alaska.  BUT, I'd never driven the Scamp in the snow, so that was of course a different matter.  I was SO, so pleased to find that the Scamp had actually no bearing at all on my ability to safely navigate us over the continental divide in a snowstorm.  And look what was waiting for us on the other end.....

Ari, Mia, & Owen

This show had been on the books for a long time and we were so looking forward to it!  Ari & Mia Friedman and their accompanying guitar player Owen Marshall were SO great and we felt so thankful to have them join us for our first house concert of the fall season.

It was a great night, the house was full, the stories were funny and touching, and the music was captivating.  It was the first time having a cello in the house, which was exciting too!
The jam after the show was certainly the highlight of the night for Brian since it was a true old-time jam, which we don't get to partake in too often...and since that's Brian's preference (or obsession I should say), that was a real treat for him to go round and round the circle playing along with the fiddle to his favorite old time tunes.

We enjoyed the show so much that we couldn't wait to pick Sadie up and take her to a kid-friendly house concert the following afternoon so that she could enjoy their music too!  And what a treat to be able to host them for one final night of their Colorado tour and to get the chance to visit, knit, and play a bit more before   they headed down the road!