Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A House Concert to Remember.....

Carol and I both love music and we like finding new, unknown artists to listen to and follow. Well awhile back, Bryan (Carol's brother) and I were looking through random music on iTunes and came across this guy named Chris O'Brien. He is a singer/songwriter from the Boston area and we immediately fell in love with his music. We downloaded his one, and only album, from iTunes and listened to it all the time. I joined his online mailing list and always hoped that one day he would play a show somewhere even remotely close to Oklahoma.
The great news is...not only did he play close to Oklahoma...he played in our friend's (Lisa and Jay) living room!! Chris had sent out an email to fans asking if anyone was interested in hosting a house concert in the Texas, Arkansas, area. Bryan and Carol convinced me to go ahead and send an email even though it didn't specifically ask for shows in Oklahoma. To my utter shock and surprise I got a call the next day from none other than Chris O'Brien! He said he would love to play here and we proceeded to set up a date and time. I couldn't believe this was actually going to happen.
Anyway, the day of the concert came and Chris showed up just as we had planned. He was a super nice guy and we had a great time getting to know him and listening to some amazing music. He is amazingly talented and we loved every minute of his concert!
You can check out part of Carol's favorite song below and hear more of his music at www.chrisobrienmusic.com
Lisa, Chris, and Carol

Chris playing in Lisa's living room!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Two Years...

I still can't believe it has been two years.....time has flown by so fast......