Our friends Jason and Mary hosted a house concert last night. I didn't know anything about the band or how Jason heard of them, much less how they came to be playing at their house, but I was just looking forward to a night out with the Mrs. After spending time socializing and watching the band set up, we took our seats on one of the couches. A married couple fronted: the guy with a guitar and the woman with a mandolin. A drummer, a bassist and a cellist rounded out the rest. As the last few people sat down, I reached for a beer and tried to keep an open mind.
And they killed it.
They played with fury and passion, and I had no idea what kind of music it was. But I loved it. Later on I learned their specialty is 'punkgrass.' And that's exactly what it sounded like. And I don't care what kind of music you like: Country, Rap, Hip-hop, Rock, whatever. For me, the lesson was clear: always keep an open ear.
So who are Grace and Tony, you ask? They're the married couple, and they ROCK, that's who they are. Check them out.