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.
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.
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.