We received the tickets to see this as a gift from The Lark and the Loon. However, all opinions and ideas in this post are of my own heart and mind.
Not too long ago, we were excited to find out about a new band for us…The Lark and the Loon. They are husband/wife songwriting duo with real names of Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen! They were playing in Denver at Swallow Hill Music so we grabbed tickets and went the performance. It was AMAZE BALLS awesome. They played so many different instruments, told stories and sang songs that evoked feelings of love and laughter. I grabbed this photo from their FACEBOOK page because it show their personality so well!
You can listen to them perform by this darling barn on YouTube.
First of all Swallowhill Music is a prettttty cool place. It is located on East Yale Avenue in Denver and has several auditoriums along with a cafe and classrooms where they teach music classes. There were several events happening that evening so the musical vibe was strong.
I must admit, this was my first time hearing live banjo and I LOVED it. The talent was awesome. I loved reading his blog post about how he came to love the banjo. You can read it HERE.
Jeff rocked it on the guitar too!
But my favorite instrument of all was this one! Rocky MADE it from a washboard and it has the most magnificent sounds. I highly recommend that you check it out! You can buy their first soundtrack, Songbirds and Fog, in their online store.
We bought this at the concert. It is their album on a portable drive! SO COOL!
So, if you know me then you probably know that I left there completely inspired with a heart full of joy and a creative mind overwhelmed with ideas. I found THIS the next day! It is a a shutter plaque from Plaid Crafts and I decided it would be PERFECT for making an instrument.
So I bought it. Before I could make anything, my oldest daughter Jordan caught on and created one! I can’t wait to share it. It makes music. It really does. Nothing beats music that inspires the soul and music houses, concert halls and amphitheaters that create space for that magic to be shared.