The Lower Lights are performing here in Boise. (Burbank, WA on the 5th and in Spokane on the 6th.) If you haven't heard of this band, you need to catch up. The Lower Lights are an incredible non-denominational hymn revival band. They take lovely old hymns, some popular and some forgotten, and perform them in a celebratory way to take them to a whole new personal experience. I was hooked when I heard their rendition of "For the Beauty of the Earth". And There is a Green Hill Faraway is breathtaking. I love to have hymns in my home, and hearing them performed in this folk music style just makes me happy. I hope someday to hear them all signing around a campfire, joined with my children dancing around me. But for now, I'll be taking Lydia to the show on Friday. It's a great activity for the whole family. You can buy tickets here.
You can listen to some of the music on their site here. And check out some video of the band in full swing here. Not lucky enough to live nearby a concert? You can order the CD here. Yay! I love to see people coming together in the love of music. Especially talented people. :)
Anyone seen the Lower Lights live? What did you think? Any other great new bands you guys recommend? I'm just getting back into the music scene and I'm behind!