Sunday, June 28, 2009

Garden Concert

See this beautiful girl? Her name is Ann Vriend and she is an amazingly talented singer/songwriter from right here in Edmonton.

Last night, my neighbour across the back alley hosted a Garden Concert and Ann was the entertainment. She had a Saturday night free (apparently an unusual occurrence for her) and put on a wonderful, and intimate, show for friends and neighbours. How cool is that?

It was a super fabulous way to spend a Saturday night. We got to meet people from the neighbourhood ~ why is that so difficult in this day and age? ~ eat, drink, visit, and revel in the sounds of Ann's music. I live in a great neighbourhood with some of the neatest people you'd ever meet. Lots of artists and creative folk. (I think nearly everyone at the gathering was in the field of education ~ we are a creative bunch, really.)

I'm going to pay for this, though. I didn't get home until 1:00 am and I have to mark exams all day (yes, on a Sunday). Day 4 of 5.

Please check out Ann's website here. I think you'll like what you hear!

9 comments:

Pat said...

What a VERY nice way to spend the evening!!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

how cool.........funny, we just met our neighbors on Memorial Day, we've lived here for a couple years and they all have well. weird....and, your "I heart your comments" under post a comment. How do you type the heart? I've seen people do it and wondered how.

Sara said...

Rachel, What an awesome way to spend an evening! Small and intimate concert - oh, that must be heaven...Glad you went and shared with us...

Thimbleanna said...

It sounds like a perfect evening Rachel! And congrats on winning over at Kellie's!

Julia said...

What a great evening. I especially like the part about visiitin gwith neighbors. My DH and I ran into a couple who live really close to us today and I wasn't sure who they were. The wife didn't know us at all. I mean we know who these folks are and they know who we are, but we don't "know" each other. I think it is sad.

pattyruth14 said...

What a wonderful way to spend an evening. Yes, we educators are a creative bunch. Too bad you had to spend your Sunday correcting... but I'm sure last night was worth it and vacation is almost here !

katillacshack.com said...

Oh she is a stunner! sounds like a great night. Block parties are the best.

goldenbird said...

She is beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful evening. You're fortunate to live in a neighborhood with so many creative people. I spent the day in San Francisco today with a group of creative woman and it was fantastic-- I just don't have that in the area where I live.

PunkiePie said...

sounds like a very relaxing and enjoyable evening.