Sunday, May 23, 2010

Martin Sexton

Last night I saw Martin Sexton in concert at the Pageant; what a phenomenal performer and what a slammin' venue!

Until today, I had not been to the Pageant and its such a welcoming venue. Plenty of tables with dimmed lighting for an intimate setting or if you're in the mood to dance, check out the large standing room in front of the stage. I will definitely be going back there for concerts!

The openers were a band called the Ryan Montbleau Band. They played a great range of music between peppy/get-up-and-dance to slower/chill music. The lead singer had a great voice and there was a viola!! If you get a chance to check out their page, listen to the song "How Many Times". You won't regret it!
The Ryan Montbleau Band members came back on stage, dressed in 3-piece suits, with Martin Sexton to play his backup music and sing!! How classy!

Onto the main event: Martin Sexton.

[I was close enough to see sweat drip down his face and see every facial expression he made as he sang!]

I was introduced to his music by my friend Jill about three years ago, and am forever grateful! His music is one of the few I can play over and over and over again not get tired of his sound or voice; it's folky but soulful and Martin's got quite a range. I can't say enough good things about his music so when a friend called me about the concert, I couldn't resist! The crowd roared as he came out to play and after the first few songs, Martin took some requests from the crowd! We got pretty close to the stage and had a great time dancing and singing along with Martin. Remarkable performance!!

I stayed after the concert to meet him and get his autograph. He was very personable, signed my ticket and took a picture with me :)

[Martin Sexton & me after his concert!]

Great show, Martin!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Happiness is a cuddly puppy to snuggle with after a long day of work...

And to take silly pictures with :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jeff City!

This weekend, Elphie and I made a trip to Jefferson City, and we drug Russell along with us. We had a great time visiting with the Stokes and did lots of adventuring in the outdoors.

We spent some time on the Katy Trail...

We went to Binder Lake...

We even went to prison!
...kind of. We had dinner at a place called Prison Brews. Very tasty food, good drinks, and a boccie ball court. Here are Maria and Anna trying on Russell's hat.

We also went to the state capital! We walked around inside, learned a lot about Missouri history and got to dress up in clothing that the settlers wore. Good times, indeed. Here's a picture of Russell and me at the back of the capital.

And, of course, me and Elphie at Binder Lake.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo :)