Kirby Sewell Band

You can tell that it was a very exciting weekend for me and you can also tell that I had Monday off.  I haven’t spewed out so many blog posts in a very long time.  I don’t think it’s possible to convey some of what’s been going on in my mind, my heart and my life recently.  There is a huge shift of consciousness…or mayhaps, spring is on its way.  My mother and father have been on my mind a lot lately, but tonight I’m excited because I know that my daughter is curled up in the single bed that Dad has readied in the spare bedroom.  I’m glad that Dad will have her company and conversation and I’m glad that Mom will have her snuggles.

On Saturday night, the Kirby Sewell Band played at the Ironwood Stage and Grill.  Kirby is such a gentleman and it’s always nice to see Morgan.  In fact, at the end of this show, I got to meet Jim who had an awesome night on the drums!  I really worked hard to get a decent photograph of Morgan, but don’t know how well that went.  I also captured a couple of clips and will post them when I have Kirby’s permission.

This guy’s music and his performance level just takes me to a happy place…very uplifting!  Thanks again, Kirby and thanks to Peter and Margy for sharing it with me.

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

Photo Credit: Kathleen Moors

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