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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cat's Cradle

Cole Park played at the Cat's Cradle tonight and can I just say that it was very much a proud mom moment. My 17 year old daughter sang a song she wrote on stage with her best friends at a club where Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Bend Folds, R.E.M., John Mayer, Oasis and many many more great Indie bands have played! Unreal. The Cradle is legendary. I don't know any other 17 year old girls around here that are doing that and I am so in awe of this child. I wish I had video, but I stopped doing that, I found I missed too much while trying to deal with the camera, so Gerry shot some pictures and we enjoyed the show. These kids have worked so hard to get to the Cradle, sort of the Holy Grail for a Chapel Hill Indie band. And they finally made it!
These kids are some of the smartest, most talented kids I know. All good students, all good people, and so much fun to be around. How did I get so lucky! Here is Wes singing one of her songs with Joe on keys, Daniel on guitar, and Matt on harmonica and vocals, backing her up beautifully. Wes and Matt have been playing together since 8th or 9th grade, boy have they come a long way in a very short time!
Her friend Mie sat in on a couple of songs playing Sax. They will both be at the School of the Arts next year, maybe room mates, which would be great.
I needed a fun night out, nothing has happened on my studio, carpenter is sick, I'm a bit pissed, and really tired of this project. Ready for it to end. So thanks to my beautiful daughter for taking my mind off of things for awhile and giving me a great night out!

10 comments:

ang said...

bummer about the progress I was just checking in to see what's happening...music instead eh

Amy said...

yes, she is beautiful. great pics! drove through chapel hill today- wish I had time to stop and visit! would love to see your new studio sometime. Good things will come...

Linda Starr said...

congrats to Wes on the venue, your studio is going up quicker than any other I've ever heard of, soon it will be reality.

Judy Shreve said...

Would love to hear Wes and her group. Lucky you for having such a wonderful child! - hey not 'lucky' -- but congrats on you and Gerry for being such great parents!

And all construction jobs have this pissy time -- soon this project will be over and all this stress a distant memory!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

How exciting! I love to hear about healthy, interesting, and talented young people! What a blessing to have one as your child :)

cookingwithgas said...

encore! encore!
Maybe one day I will get to see her in person.
Your building will happen slow down and take a mental inventory of how far - how fast.

Lori Buff said...

How proud you must be. I wish you had a video too but totally get how much you miss trying to record well.
Hang in there with the studio, any aggravation is just water under the bridge and will gone once you're in there and working. It is so worth it.

Michèle Hastings said...

bring someone else next time so we can see and hear the band! it must have been an exciting night for everyone. congratulations!

andrea said...

Just sent chills up down my spine. Any NC native has been to the Cradle at least a dozen times in their lives. Way to go Wes and friends. She must be on cloud ten.

I can feel you proud mommy moment all the way here in Asheville!!

Encore!!!

jimgottuso said...

hi tracey,
i cannot imagine how proud you must be of wes. kudos to her, what a talented child (not a child much longer i guess). i hear they have video cameras now that are mounted on your glasses so you can record what your looking at and still able to enjoy.