Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Music Musings: It's Pioneer Day!

Waiting for a new album has been torture but Pioneer day is finally here! The Band Perry doesn't disappoint (not that I had any doubts). I've been listening to the album on repeat all day. So far I'm especially loving "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Mother of Mine". I'm sure I'll know all the songs by heart by the end of the week.

It's been over two years since I first heard The Band Perry's breakout hit song of 2011: "If I Die Young".

Ironically, it was my best friend Sarah--miles away on her church mission in Illinois--who introduced me to the group. In one of her letters she told me about this song ("If I Die Young") she heard playing that was absolutely amazing. She included some of the lyrics and tasked me with finding the artist. That's when the love affair began.

I spent that summer back home in Everett, WA living with my family before heading off to The Windy City for grad school. Still budding new artists, The Band Perry was playing the state fair circuit. My entire family, including my brother's boyfriend Ian, attend their concert. Third row baby.

After the show we waited in line for two hours to meet Reed, Kimberly, and Neil. They are truly some of the most warm-hearted, gracious people I've ever met. Meeting them was a true thrill and something I'll always remember. 

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