And, up until now, pretty much no LDS music. Not even Mo Tab. It just isn't my style of music, apologies to those who love it. I usually find something wrong with the song, whether it be the tempo, the singing, the over-produced sound of the music, the fact that it's a keyboard pretending to be a piano and a drum machine instead of real drums ... gah! I think my blood pressure is rising just thinking about it.*
But then, I was introduced to Scott Wiley. Well, not actually to him (wait, I did meet him briefly once, but at this point I hadn't), but to the music he produces. His album, Nearer, came out, and I read about it here, and voila, I had Sunday music.
And then, AND THEN ... I heard about The Lower Lights. One video, and I was hooked. And I waited impatiently for the album. I endured to the end! And I bought my album the day it came out. Wouldn't have been surprised if it was the hour it came out.
A whole bunch of musicians? Playing hymns the way they want? With MULTIPLE BANJOS? Yes, please. And now Sunday (who am I kidding, every day) is filled with this music.
I forced the entire family down to Provo to see them in the Rooftop Concert series. It was late, it was far (hour and a half one way) (oh, and the traffic! a BYU game, methinks?) and I really started doubting if it was a good idea, but I couldn't back down. I am so glad I didn't. It was wonderful, especially for Little B and me.
Afterward, Little B and I met several of the Lower Lights members:
|With Debra Fotheringham and Cherie Call|
|With Ryan Tanner|
We're going with friends to their concert on November 20 and I can't wait.
So here's the dilemma, my friends. I want this band to succeed! Because I want them to make more albums
When something is starting out, you have the chance to feel like you are a part of it. And their Provo concert really allowed me to feel part of it.
So, apologies those who have musical skill and are actually members of The Lower Lights; I promise not to sing loud enough to be heard (you are so very welcome!) and I won't try to play any instruments (my piano is barely good enough for Relief Society, and I just don't think I could rock the tambourine better than Cjane), but I'm a part of your group.**
*Yes, I drive B nuts with this. Heck, I drive myself nuts!
**Oh, and Little B's in, too. He can be the group comic book artist. Doesn't every band need one?