Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato
We live by this moral law. Music fills our souls, sends our minds soaring, brings wonder and happiness to the every day in life. And music filled our house Saturday night. We hosted another house concert. Two years have passed since our last house concert and a few things have happened since then. And when lots of things happen around here, songs get written.
This Bo Weevil house concert highlighted the songs that have been written and recorded in the last two years. Songs from Holding Hands with Grace (May 2013) and recently completed 86Vox (December 2013) were showcased.
He even shared a few vintage photos of his previous life when his hair was long and his guitar was electric. Someone at the concert pointed out how the 90s looked very much like the 60s in this photo. They might have felt like the 60s some times too.
Bo also previewed of a few new songs not yet recorded. Between numbers, Bo shared stories about the songs' inspiration or anecdotes about his musical roots.
|Grandfather Ira Scott with harmonica in hand and Bo|
|Father Thomas Scott late 1950s|
|circa 1992 ...Bo is on the right|
House concerts are such an enjoyable, comfortable way to hear live music. They are the NetFlix of music. I mean that in the best possible way. The way NetFlix has changed our movie watching habits, house concerts have changed my view on seeing live music. I still like to go out to shows, but when you can get live music in a comfortable setting, who would say no? Shows like Daryl's House have only made going to traditional venues for music less appealing by offering the feel of a live performance in a super laid back setting that you can watch from your couch.
Live music in a venue is a totally different experience than a small intimate house concert. I can appreciate both. But I am spoiled now by having experienced house concerts. House concerts offer the best of what you want in a live music experience...great seats, great acoustics, beverage service, intimate atmosphere with the performers...without all the negatives of a public live performance... parking hassles, riffraff seated around you, exorbitant ticket prices.
But no doubt that the best part of a house concert is the people you share the evening with. In between sets, family and friends mingle, talk, laugh and share precious time together, appreciating the charm and gaiety that the moral law of music demands.