Thursday, July 21, 2011

Last night was a hot and sultry night . . .

 . . .  at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  One of our favorite singers, Emmylou Harris, performed as part of the Garden's "Groovin' in the Garden" concert series.  Emmylou took the stage after a fantastic set by the opening band, Jay Starling and Friends.

It was a magical evening, though a little steamy!  We were in the 4th row, and Emmylou covered the full range of her varied repertoire.  She featured several songs from her newest album, including "New Orleans" (which she had just performed on Jimmy Fallon Late Night the night before) as well as some favorites from past records such as "The Pearl" and "Born to Run," which she offered up to the United States Women's Soccer team.  For me, the true highlight was her final encore, "From Boulder to Birmingham," one of her classic hits that remains one of my all time favorites.   "The Red Dirt Boys" provided great back up with guitar, drums, bass and mandolin and vocals.

This concert was sold out, but there are many left to see in the series.  For example, Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing on Thursday, August 25.  Maury Place at Monument is just a short drive away from the Garden, so plan an evening of "Groovin' in the Garden," and stay with us after the concert.  Check it out!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument