Moon River Festival Pt 1 The Joys of Travel

Back in March I saw a post for the lineup of this year’s Moon River Festival. It included some of my favorite bands such as Judah and the Lion, Joseph, The Avett Brothers, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, I’m With Her, Penny and Sparrow, and so many more. I knew if I could get a ticket that I would have to go. The day arrived, and I frantically tried to get a ticket in the first tier, but it... read more

Going Places with the National Parks

“And if you’re looking for light Just keep running to me ‘Cause you just might find it Where the river meets the sea” This is the bridge to “Ghosts” by The National Parks. I first heard it a little over 4 years ago and I remember being struck by the beauty of that bridge and the instrumental part that followed it. I listened to this song on repeat for the rest of the day... read more

Phil’s Concert Series: Handsome and Gretyl House Show

Last night I got to do something that I never thought I would ever be able to do; I hosted a house concert. If I’m being completely honest, today I still don’t know that I believe that it actually happened. I know that it did because I have photos, videos, and a refrigerator full of leftover snacks. I admitted in my last post to being a little intimidated and terrified as the event approached;... read more

Music: the ultimate experience and connection

This coming Friday I have the privilege to do something that I’ve always wanted to do but not thought I’d have the logistics to pull off. In the immense excitement of it approaching, I also have to admit to being a little intimidated and terrified. If you’re reading this, you most likely follow me elsewhere; and if you follow me elsewhere, you no doubt know that I’m a huge fan of... read more