The week of January 16th I attended 2 different concerts in two different cities- and took off a couple of hours the mornings after to recover! It was a long week, but SO much fun! I may or may not have known this was going to happen before I made my manifesto… *ahem* … but one more goal down!
Concert #1 – Tuesday, January 17th
The Civil Wars w/ the Staves, Liberty Hall- Lawrence, KS
Three sisters from north of London. Emily on vocals, Jessica on vocals and guitar and Camilla on vocals and ukulele. Together their voices are beautiful. Check them out at thestaves.com.
The Civil Wars
One of my favorite bands- I seriously love these guys. The duet is comprised of Californian Joy Williams and Alabaman John Paul White. Do yourself a huge favor and check them out at thecivilwars.com. They were amazing as always! Last time Anna and I were standing in the first row off to the side which was great, but this time we scored the actual seats in the back. 🙂
Anna and I had a blast! I just hope it’s warmer the next time they come! 😉
Concert #2 – Thursday, January 19th
Brad Paisley, with Scottie McCreery and The Band Perry
The Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
He sounded better live than on TV! Scotty was the 2011 American Idol winner.
The Band Perry
Love this band- I ended up recording most of their set, so I have just a couple of clear pictures of the three of them. Oh, and these guys are siblings- Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals) and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordian, background vocals). 😉
Brad is one of the best performers live I’ve ever seen. Like The Civil Wars this is the second time I’ve seen him- he has a great voice, and on a guitar he’s magic. Can’t wait for him to come back to KC!
Dad and I had the best time up in the nose bleed seats.. where ironically I got an actual noise bleed. Coincidence?