Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

April 28, 2004

Nate's at Merlefest!

Son Nate, the brave and true, is flying down to Merlefest this evening. If you like bluegrass, you'll wish you were there too. He came by the house last night and played us a sampling from his latest CD buys: Sean Watkins' 26 Miles, and an amazing bluegrass/classical fusion set from Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor called Appalachian Journey. We also watched a bit of Chris Thile's (of Nickel Creek fame) instructional video for mandolin players, Essential Techniques for Mandolin. Amazing! Breath-taking! All that. And to think he was only, what, eighteen at the time! In case you don't think there's a "Christian" connection here, well, check out his Dad's website. He's a prof at Murray State. Son Nate once walked past the band bus after a concert and saw young Chris chatting with fans. Somebody asked him about sex while "on tour." (I can't even imagine how the question was phrased). The musician answered, "Well, actually, I'm keeping myself pure for my future wife." Pretty cool, huh?


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