“Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Friday was a wonderful day for rock and roll, and doing things.
I started my day writing this fun little piece about this two-man local band, Cougar Ace, for online and print. The guys, Shawn Fry and Joel Caithamer, work together at a local library and perform when, and wherever. Joel’s known for writing children’s songs and Shawn’s a whiz at social media promotion.
It was a pleasure interviewing and writing a story about two guys finding the time and passion pursuing their art while balancing family and work.
Then, in the evening, I went and saw Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. One word review: Wow. The voice of Grace and the energy of the Nocturnals on stage was something to behold. They were the best infusion of 1970s rock (someone in the audience compared Grace to Stevie Nix), jam band, and just a little something different. It didn’t hurt I had second row seats either.
I plan on making it a rock ‘n roll weekend tonight, Saturday, by seeing a local band, The Minor Leagues, at MoTR Pub in Cincinnati.
And, quite appropriately, ending this post with a tie into my obsession of water with my last couple musing posts, I leave you with an older version of Grace Potter’s encore closer from last night’s show, “Nothing but the Water.” (I love coincidence, don’t you?)
Rave on. Rock on my friends.