NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Nowell and I had kindof a slow and sad-ish Holiday Season in 2014. We were out of vacation time and missing our children and grandchildren. Practicing our music everyday always helps lift the spirit, but when you do this sometimes it's hard to see or hear the progress that you're making. So we decided to set up a computer to record video and Nowell rigged up our audio with a single mic to practice with. In the meantime I'd heard about the Tiny Desk Concert Contest on NPR and thought …why not?

We put together a song Nowell wrote, called “A Day Upon the Wind”. It's a simple but sweet arrangement of us singing with harmony, Nowell played guitar with myself on mandolin. Now, I'm not the most deft person when it comes to recording video, but we found a program and used our own audio set-up. After a figuring out how to get it compressed we created our youtube page and submitted it to the contest.
So one day I'm at work and I check the NPR Tumblr and look for the new videos they feature throughout the contest and it took my breath away, we were being featured! What an incredible feeling! We came to find out that out of 7,000 videos we were one of 168 that ended up being featured. See our video is
With music you can keep plugging along and you never really now if what you're doing hits a chord with anyone. It was beyond happiness for us to be given this attention. It also gives us encouragement to keep plugging along.