Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weekend of Music

What a good weekend of music we had!  Charlie & the Girls were booked at Grassy, MO.  Arrowhead Campground puts on a great festival twice a year there, and it has long been one of my all-time favorite festivals.  I love the Castor River which runs through the campground, and they always have good food there.  (Especially homemade ice cream!!!)  If you haven't seen Charlie & the Girls perform, you need to look them up and catch one of their shows.  They have a Facebook page, too, so check them out!

The Pickin' Chicks played in Collinsville, IL at the Annual Horseradish Festival.  They played at the Jack Schmidt Ford Lincoln Mercury stage near the pond.  It was an hour of great, upbeat music, followed by some of the best Italian ice I have ever tasted!  (I had to have one scoop of each of the four flavors offered...)  Afterwards, we all went to Mariachi's restaurant and celebrated Paige's grandpa's birthday.  Ed looked pretty good in the Mexican hat they put on him when they sang Happy Birthday to him in Spanish.

One of our teachers, Jennine, played at the rondeveaux at Prairie Du Rocher.  (I hope I spelled that right!)  Our friend, Ron, played guitar for her.   Jennine plays period (French) music on her fiddle for this event.  Jennine does a great job of talking about the songs, what they mean, and even pronouncing the French names correctly!

I will try to put up some pictures in the next couple of days.  I will put them up on Facebook, so you'll have to look there.  You don't have to sign up or anything to view our page on Facebook.  You can just click the Facebook link directly from our blog to go there.

This coming weekend, the Pickin' Chicks and The Chris Talley Trio will be playing for Heritage Days in Okawville, IL.  The Pickin' Chicks will play on Saturday and the Chris Talley Trio on Sunday.  We hope that you'll come out to hear some great music and enjoy the festival.

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