This past Sunday morning we woke up to about 8 inches of snow on the ground and scratched our heads as to whether or not we would be able to host our planned concert that afternoon. Would the band make it? Would people be able to get out to see it? We were checking Facebook intently for the first hour of the day or so to see what the roads were like and to find out if anyone planned to try to get out despite all the snow.
Fortunately, the band was on their way without any hold-ups and several hearty customers indicated that they still planned to make it down to the winery. Clyde got busy clearing the driveway while I reconfigured the salesroom into concert space. We ended up having a great time and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that developed despite the hassles with the weather-related challenges.
Flatland Harmony Experiment wow’ed everyone with beautiful vocals along with a mastery of their instruments for songs that ranged from classic bluegrass tunes to popular hits with a healthy dose of originals. FHE is gearing up to record their 4th album soon, and is using their current to tour to practice and hone their songs for that album, so the audience was treated with many stories and gave feedback that wouldn’t have been possible at a large venue.
At the end of the show, FHE moved down into the wine cellar where the temperature was cooler, but the acoustics were much better (they also put their shoes on for this portion of the show!). The ladies at the event and I stayed warm by dancing our snow boots off while they played downstairs. After the concert finished, FHE stayed around to sign autographs, visit with customers, and fix the starter on their van. Now they are off touring in Colorado, so I guess we were just a snow preview for their travels!
Our thanks to everyone that braved the snow here on Sunday, and a huge thanks to Flatland Harmony Experiment for the wonderful music! If you’d like to see a short video of one of their songs on Sunday head on over to our facebook page. Cheers!
***Edited to add*** As of 9am on March 2 we are still planning on having FHE perform this afternoon. Just be aware that our driveway and parking areas are snow covered, with spots of ice underneath, so use your 4-wheel drive and be careful driving!
On Sunday we’ll be hosting Flatland Harmony Experiment at 2pm in the wine cellar. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or purchase your ticket at the door on Sunday. Here’s a preview of what to expect from FHE’s progressive bluegrass:
Hi all. Unfortunately, I have been out of commission this week with a cold, but with all this snow I guess it’s the best time to be sick. Since I don’t want you to catch this bug, Clyde will be watching the salesroom today for me.
When I haven’t been sleeping, I’ve spent lots of time (probably too much time) on the internet reading articles about how to get over my cold faster (they aren’t helping), and researching recipe ideas for a time when serving food to someone else won’t cause them to stay on the couch for a solid week.
All the looking around online brought me to the Momtastic website, which, in turn brought me to this quick announcement: our roasted grape and wine goat cheese crackers were featured on a ‘No Utensils Required‘ recipe roundup. You should see all the delicious appetizers they featured over there! If someone wanted to drop off those salmon canapes, I’m sure they would heal me.
Hope everyone is staying warm and healthy out there. Cheers.