Last night was the Strings for Kids benefit concert, and Mark O'Connor performed. IT WAS AMAZING! I just can't even explain the amazing talent and natural talent that he has. I attended a free workshop that he put on earlier in the day, I really enjoyed it. He mostly talked about his new method, but what I liked most was how he explained that you need to have creativity when playing you need to be well rounded. If you are going to focus on just one style of music and do the same thing over and over again, you will get nowhere. We opened the concert playing a couple of fiddle tunes, then Mark came on stage and played two songs with us, Fiddlers Dream and Chief Sitting In The Rain. The first half of the concert featured Mark playing some of his Violin stuff that he composed, and also him playing some improv. The improv was CRAZY I cannot even imagine having the capability to make up that much right on the spot and still have it sound amazing. Then the second half he brought Joe Sites and Rick Youngblood out on the stage to play some geetar, and Jesse Maw on the Tenor Guitar. Once the geetars got on stage and they started to play some Texas-Style Oldtime Fiddle tunes I immediately started tapping my foot and nodding my head to the beat, I wanted to yell out but had to hold myself back. There is just something about fiddle, once it starts to play some good contest tunes and the geetars are playin, I get warm inside and I get this feeling inside, I have no idea what it is but I just absolutely LOVE the fiddle, I have no idea where I would be without it, it runs through my blood! and I am addicted to it! It was an amazing concert and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Mark, Jesse, and Rick all signed my fiddle case and I am going to start have some of my favorite musicians and people that I look up to sign it. Hannah, Audrey, and Laura King came and stayed with us from Molt, Montana. I love them and was so glad they could come stay with us, they are such wonderful people. I love being able to meet all of these amazing people that all share the same love for music as I do. Next up, Jenny Oaks Baker!
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