[And they were, in fact . . . AMAZING. So amazing that they actually turned out to be five!]
And they were also joined by Spencer Brand, who was the grizzled veteran at 17-years of age (I believe) on drums and trumpet. We had seen Lily and Brett perform before on several occasions; we had never seen Josie in person, though we had seen her on YouTube (she has one with over a MILLION hits!); and this was a first-timer for us with Adam . . . wow! The kids put on a terrific show for two hours. We did not see many empty seats in the 453-seat theatre. Thanks must be expressed to Mikko, Annie, and Bruce for putting this together and to AAAA for hosting – as Bruce said as the emcee, let’s do this on a regular basis!
[ . . . the regular crowd shuffles in . . . I see Marlene.]
It was a concert. Thus, my abilities to do cub reporter (i.e., non-credentialed) stuff was limited to photographic evidence of the empty stage. Ordinarly, you just go to other sources for such information – but these are kids! There is some YouTube stuff, mostly for Josie, but the only photos are those on loan here from the Echo.
[Josie – and also writes a lot of her songs!]
[Josie’s YouTube site above – has multiple songs]
[Lily – even sounded like Judy Collins on Someday Soon. 🙂 ]
[Singing the National Anthem at age 10 – a lifetime 3 years ago!]
[And from just a couple months ago.]
[Adam & Brett]
[A couple of Adam at SAWA – how did he sneak these by us? 😉 ]
[Adam on a short solo – he and Brett did a Guns & Roses thing last night that had the joint rockin’]
[Brett and Lily have cameos in this from two years ago.]
[Brett helps Sami Steidl perform at her graduation party last summer.]
[The Impresario, a/k/a, Brett’s grandpa]
The concert was just the last two hours of a 6-hour live music day. Not a personal record, but no doubt in the top 10! I spent the afternoon (4 hours) at the winery with the Salty Dogs. I had no intention of staying that long, but they kept me there against my wishes . . . by continuing to entertain me. But I shouldn’t complain – Annie & Bruce played for four hours, and then went on the AAAA where they accompanied Lily.