Sunday, November 24, 2013

j.wride . CD . release !

Tonight was great

My husband is in a band called j.wride, and they had their CD release show for their new album Monsters. They have been working very hard these past few months recording and getting ready for this, and it really paid off. The new CD is incredible, and the show tonight was so fun! Sam and his band mates (and the other wives who don't have a one year old to chase after) spent all day setting up. They worked like crazy, and it showed. The sound was immaculate, and it was a very visually appealing set as well. It all made for a such a fun, lively, and, dare I say, even magical atmosphere.

My favorite part of the night was when they decided to do a cover. I got Sam a cheap little harmonica for a stocking stuffer a few years ago (I want to say it was 5 bucks at Target?), so needless to say it isn't anything too fancy. Well, while they were practicing Sam got it out and started playing around with it. Like all things musical he quickly figured it out (I will never understand how that husband of mine can pick up an instrument and instantly play it). Before I knew it the band was doing their own rendition of Billy Joel's hit classic "Piano Man" in my basement.

Fast forward to tonight: they decided to play it at the show. Sam got his cheap yet surprisingly effective instrument out and the audience loved it (naturally). There was a lot of singing along and even some swaying taking place.

One girl loved it a little too much though. I wish I had this part on video. After his performance she shouted loud enough for the entire venue to hear "Is he single?" to which the lead singer replied in the mic that he is not. You would think that this would be the end of it. You would think. She yelled back "I don't care. I'll fight her!" Apparently I have a j.wride wannabe groupie gunning for me...

Despite the apparent danger that I put myself in by attending tonight's performance, it was a much needed night out. My sweet mom babysat for us, and my sister and best friend accompanied me to the show (which was so far away that it felt like a mini road trip). I enjoyed spending time with the girls and being able to see a side of Sam that I don't get to see very often. My husband is extremely talented, and I love watching him perform so flawlessly. I can't really blame the girls for wanting to fight me. He's kind of a hottie :)

If you get a chance you should definitely check them out. Their new album has been the soundtrack of my November. I've listened to it about 1,000 times, and I'll gladly listen to it 1,000 more.

Sporting my new j.wride shirt :)
 I love all the people in this photo. 


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