Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is
to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Rich and I went to see Jay Ungar and his wife Molly Mason perform some beautiful folk music on Friday. I ordered the tickets a month ago and had been excitedly anticipating this night.
Best of all, the show took place in a newly reopened theater in our own hometown.
“With exceptional musicianship and a vast knowledge of a number of music styles, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are one of the most celebrated duos in American acoustic music. They achieved international acclaim in 1990 when their performance of Jay’s composition ‘Ashokan Farewell’ became the musical hallmark of Ken Burn’s The Civil War on PBS. The soundtrack won a Grammy and ‘Ashokan Farewell’ was nominated for an Emmy.” ~ A Fiddler’s Holiday
The show was wonderful. Because of my Dad’s influence, I’ve been a fan of Ungar’s music for years, and I love acoustic music, especially the guitar, violin, and piano.
Afterwards, I was able to get my picture taken with Jay and Molly.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
Here is a video that I pulled from youtube.
I had taken along my copies of two songs that I like to play on the piano, and I was able to get them signed.
I will treasure these. I was especially touched that he used one of my favorite words, “ENJOY”. (my word of the year for 2010)
“Keep enjoying your music!” Jay Ungar
It was a very special night, and we look forward to many more dates like this one. What a feeling, to be walking down the street to the truck afterwards, in the dark, with my heart full of the effects of all that lovely music, my high heels clicking on the sidewalk, and my hand tightly held by my husband.