Weekend Blessing #3: Joe Nolan and Kirby Sewell Band

Wendy, thank you for the invitation to be a guest at your table at the Ironwood Stage and Grill on Friday night.  It was wonderful to meet Stephen and to reconnect with Lauraine.  I ordered myself a glass of wine and a plate of calamari with the hearts of romaine and then the conversations revved up…art, music, meditation, relationships…the gamut.

Wendy and Lauraine…

Then…the music began!  And what a night it was for music.  Joe Nolan performed with Stephen Halverson on lead guitar, Eric Smistad on bass, and Alex Baum on drums.  I guess we would now appropriately refer to these musicians as the Joe Nolan Band.  Pure awesomeness.

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

I was thrilled, at intermission, to meet up with a ‘familiar face’.  It happens that one of the lead guitars for the Kirby Sewell Band is my former guitar teacher, Morgan Turk.  I think that he is one of my favourite people and by far one of my favourite guitar players.  And  who-ah!  Does he have patience!  What a great night, to be able to hear him perform along with such a spirit-filled and inspiring musician as Kirby Sewell.  I feel as though the crowd was elevated by this night of music.  It was memorable on so many levels.

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

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