We were invited to compete in the North Platte, Country Bluegrass show last weekend and to our utter amazement we took 2nd place in the competition. We put together some bluegrass, folk and gospel music interlaced with a hillbilly narrative and theme. We surprised the crowd when we pulled out a cello bow over 6 ft. long. Three violins and a cello played Boil Them Cabbage altogether on one bow and it was a show stopper....
This month was full of new experiences for all of us. We traveled to some new places this month to share our music and messages. In Grand Island it was an honor to be able to share our love for our country through music with the Veterans who have served our country over the years. Thank you Veterans!
Elwood's Salad Supper:
At the Golden Living Home in Franklin we premiered our brand new, hilarious, toe taping, hillbilly program that stars, Zeb (Graham) and recounts his journey to find peace in his life.
Holdrege Methodist Church salad supper:
"how blessed are they! For they did publish peace..."
With the hillbillies coming to town, John felt he needed to raid the kitchen so that we could add the simple, sweet sounds of a homemade hillbilly style drumset to the program. Nice work John, it has added lots of flavor to our music.
John also decided that Graham's cello bow was not adequate for a routine he had up his sleeve and so he built his own innovative cello bow. He made it over 6 ft. long so that the 3 violins and cello can all play on one bow...unfortunately, it is not very travel friendly and it has been an adventure to try to fit a 6 foot long piece of wood in an already overflowing minivan. It's the material that memories are made of...
"...we did work timbers of curious workmanship. And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I should work..."
1 Nephi 18:1