Wednesday, December 24, 2008

gather round ye children come...

These are the very first words sung in the most amazing and blessing filled concert I have ever attended. Zach did a post about Andrew Peterson, a singer/songwriter, awhile ago when he came to Conyers. Every November/December he tours doing his Christmas concert, Behold the Lamb of God. If you have never heard it you must go to his site immediately and order the CD. You will not want to listen to anything else over Christmas!!!

Zach and I saw him in Atlanta in '06, Augusta in '07 and decided it was time to go to his show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the original Grand Ol' Opry for those of you who didn't know. The show there is like none other on the tour. He has amazing special guest musicians (there is definitely not a shortage of those in Nashville) who play with the original tour group. This year Ron Block, who plays with Allison Kraus, Michael Card, who was just a totally different caliber of musician, and Stuart Duncan, who apparently is an amazing fiddle/violinist, plus a few others who I can't remember/didn't know. Plus the people who travel with him all the time are awesome like Andy Gullahorn, Jill Phillips, Andrew Osenga, and Bebo Norman (my fave!!!!)

OK so enough name dropping! Anyway the four of us (mays and moons) drove up to Nashville last Thursday afternoon to see the show that night and then spent Friday walking around downtown Nashville and then headed to the Grand Ol' Opry area to shop, eat, hangout before heading back to Conyers that evening. It was a whirlwind trip but oh so worth it!!!!!!!! In the words of Justin, "I may never be able to watch a concert anywhere else!"

The Ryman during intermission.
The acoustics in this place were UNBELIEVABLE!

Zach and me after the concert.
Yes I know there's a prominent baby belly there.

Steph and Justin after the concert.
Her baby belly is more well hidden!

The next day walking around downtown

1 comment:

  1. AHHH!! I'm so glad you had a good time!! I'm so jealous you went to NashVegas without me! :-)