My sisters are in town and my husband is out, which means that I rule the day!
…Within what a 4 year old is willing to do…
So, we headed out to a Concert on the Dock at Lowe Mill!
Concerts on the Dock
These are free live events at the Lowe Mill which are kid friendly, dog friendly, drink friendly, and have food trucks! However, there is a $2 parking donation. I'm pretty sure that you can spare $2.
Want to know when the next one is? Check out their events page.
Suzy’s Pops is based out of the Lowe Mill and serves gourmet pops.
They are delicious.
You should try one.
Cameron had Raspberry Cream
I had Margarita
Avery had Banana Pudding
I must say… I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t realize that the artist was a woman. Her voice is so strong and rich that I thought she was just a dude with a high voice. However, when I moved closer and saw her face I realized that she’s a woman! I guess it made a little more sense then…. maybe it was just the Margarita pop speaking.
Their music is Southern Gothic, alternative country blues, with deep soulful tones. It encouraged me to just sit, listen, and ponder. There was something genuine and honest in the way that she sung. I think it was an occasional imprecation in her vocals that enriched the music rather than downgrading the quality.
Something that I love about musicians is how.. involved they get with the music. You can tell because at some point
they stop performing and start being affected by the music.
It’s a sometimes feels a little awkward to watch, but that’s because it is so intimate. I think its beautiful.
This guy showed the most expression,
but it rarely was expressed with his face.
He moved all over,
digging up onto his toes,
stomping and swiping his foot,
bending forward and back.
Watching him, I felt like I understood the music more.
I encourage you to not only listen to the music, but to watch those who are playing it. They dance in their own way. However, I think that it’s something that some musicians “overcome” as they learn how to “preform” which makes me really sad because I love seeing such raw emotion.
The people are many and diverse. I love just walking around and observing so many different styles. Maybe next time I'll work up the strength to do a Humans of New York inspired photographs.
Until then, here's a photo of a cute kid petting a cute dog.
Thanks for reading!
I hope you didn't mind the poetry-inspired free form writing. Sometimes I just think that phrases need to short and spaced farther part.
If you enjoyed these photographs please recommend me to your friends for events, especially if they involve live music!