Monday, July 7, 2014

John Corbett and a Jewel Surprise

John Corbett performed at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride on Saturday night.  He is better known as an actor, but he and his band were great!!  What a great voice!  The concert was promoted as country, but I would say his music (at least from his second album) is very southern rock. His long-time friend Tara Novick, on the guitar, also sang a few songs.  The rest of the band included David “the Hawk” Lopez on the drums and Louie Vincent Ruiz, bass. 
I was 18 when the show "Northern Exposure" began, so I've been a fan of his for forever.  Honestly, I would've gone to the show if it had been a John Corbett magic show or any other weird performance you can think of, so of course I think everyone should give him a chance as a musician/singer.  It's great that he has found his place in music and is able to do something that he loves.
Jewel was sitting right beside me, and I was thrilled when he had her come on the stage and sing a few songs.  I've always regretted not seeing her the last time she performed at the Opera House.
Afterward, John Corbett came down to the floor to meet everyone and for pictures and autographs.  He talked to Jay and I for a little while, and he is just as friendly in person as you would expect. We talked about his music and about the opera house scene where he was in the movie "Tombstone."  He asked Jay some questions about his job as a sergeant for the Marshal's Office and Jay said he almost mentioned that John could hear me sing the next morning (I have read several places that John Corbett is a Christian).  I think I would've been embarrassed, but maybe I should have mentioned it just to invite him to our wonderful church Alpine Chapel.  Singing at church is definitely not a "gig" though.  I don't even tell very many people that I sing there.  I do not consider myself a performer, but I love to sing in praise and worship in my church.  Sometimes I feel like sharing my personal life on my blog, and sometimes I don't, so there you go with a little personal info about me.  Anyway, it was a great night overall and I will definitely go again if he comes back for another show.

Telluride Loves the 4th of July

Here are my favorite photos from the parade and fireworks.  Enjoy!

Belated Bluegrass Pics

I managed to put several photos on my Telluride Daily Photo blog, but I neglected to share photos and stories here from the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  I went one day to the festival so that I could see Brandi Carlile again.

We always shop and purchase things from Mama's Home Tie Dyes.  Her tie dye work is still like nothing else I have ever seen.  I have bought several things from her that I consider works of art.  Maybe that's a strange thing to say about tie dye, but if you visit her website you will see what I mean.  Plus, Sharon Carlson is a super nice person and always great to see again in Telluride.

I really enjoyed the The Lone Bellow.  I even bought their CD.

Of course, everyone was excited to see Nickel Creek back together.

My favorite was Brandi Carlile, the return of the little girl with the big voice that fills the box canyon!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer is Finally Here (We Hope)

We finally had some pretty consistent spring weather in time for the 31st Telluride Balloon Festival.  Mother's Day had brought us a very snowy day that felt like February, and we even had snow on the ground the morning of May 25, and a little snow on the peaks the night of June 8 after the Balloon Festival was over.  The warmer weather definitely makes me feel like getting the camera out more often!

The geese were a little flustered while the balloons kept landing near the ponds.

There was a nice double rainbow after the rains in the evening June 8, the same storm that brought more snow to the peaks.

The best thing that happened recently, though, was Garrett was home on leave for a couple of weeks!!