I cried at a bar.

Okay... so let me explain.

Yes there were tears shed...by me...at at bar last night.
But it was beautiful I promise!

Let me explain.  I tend to be a grandma/home body during the week and never leave the house once I get home after work.  But my dear friend Ivy (the one that made me this knitted treat) talked me into rallying these old bones to go hear a friend of hers play at a local music venue.  The 5 Spot in East Nashville was recently featured on the new drama Nashville and is a perfect place to hear local musicians.

So I thought to myself, "you should go."
Also I thought "you shouldn't sit down when you get home because you won't want to get back up."
So I cleaned my entire house before meeting up with my dear friend.  (Talk about nerd alert.)

I was getting a second wind of energy after arriving to the 5 Spot.  There had been a lot of build up of high expectations of Luella and the Sun and I was ready for the other bands to speed up their sets so I could hear Luella and then quickly retreat to my bed.  Out walks Luella and the Sun.  First off I am mesmerized by her appearance, dark blue velvet dress, long sheer lace coat, layered with a jingling gold belt and a perfect cat eyeliner.  Once she uttered the first few hums, all I could do was utter "are you kidding me?!?!" 

By utter I mean I screamed loudly at Ivy in shock at the beauty of her voice.

I wish all of you were there to hear what we did.  The way she could belt out her notes mixed with
incredible gospel inspired lyrics brought the entire venue to silence, leaving us all wanting more.  At one point Luella sang her own rendition of "His eye is on the Sparrow."  This is when I couldn't help my self and teared up... yup.  Me in a smoke filled room full of hipsters there stood Luella sharing God's love and connecting us all.  After they had finished all anyone could do was turn to the stranger standing next to them and just whisper how amazing it was.
This is why I need to get out more.  To see live shows, to see these incredible artists performing their hearts out, and allowing myself to experience new things.  Maybe it was all of the cleaning supplies that I inhaled prior to the show, but my soul was moved and they are now my new favorite group.

Oh did I mention that I bought 2 copies of their vinyl record.
Did I also mention that I don't own a record player??
I am determined to fill my house with their music so the quest is on to obtain a record player.

You owe it to yourself to watch this video of them performing.  Thanks Luella and the Sun for making my week!  Happy Friday everyone! 
If you want to hear more or see them live for yourself check them out HERE.


  1. I can't wait to listen to this when I'm not at work - it sounds right up my alley, music-wise! And I highly recommend owning a record player. I asked for one for Christmas and it's been life changing. ;)

    1. Hey Angie! Too bad I didn't have this revelation before the holidays! What is your favorite record you have been listening to? By the way I love that you are blogging at work! TGIF! Let me know what you think about Luella! :)

  2. They're playing tomorrow night at the Family Wash! I may have to hit up that show...

  3. I know! I saw that too but don't think I will make it out tonight... You totally should though if you haven't see them play! Best.live.show.ever!

    -see you soon! -BS