Home Concerts

Several months ago, my dear friend, Cydnee had been to a home concert of Indie artist, Sarah Sample. Sarah makes her living as a singer/songwriter and Cydnee, a very talented musician, set up a house concert which I was able to attend last month.

It was a brilliant evening of socializing, eating and celebrating art and music. What a nice way to spend a night. I wonder why more people don’t do these types of activities. I know they did years ago before we “plugged in” and art forms became things that we observed rather than participated in.


Cydnee with her other true love.

This is Cyndee at her piano, she performed several songs that I enjoyed immensely (I’ve always been a fan of her work).

When we walked into her house, I thought, “wow, did Cyd get some new art?” I forgot that part of the evening was to show off Melissa Gaddis-Simkulet’s beautiful work.


Melissa's art was unique and engaging.

They put out a spread and we socialized, passed a hat for Sarah and then enjoyed a lovely concert. Sarah did a showcase of her work after Cydnee. She is a brilliant lyricist, I was quite impressed with the depth of her songs. Her work can be found  here.

Sarah Sample - Image

Sarah's beautiful smile, such a great performer!

It was such a special evening and I’ve been pondering it since, trying to think of ways to encourage friends and family to share their creative pursuits.   Any ideas?

3 thoughts on “Home Concerts

  1. I love you Laryssa! Thanks for being my creative therapist and thanks for supporting me that night.

  2. I”m going to go out on a limb here and say that the ward “talent” show is out…. 🙂

    I know lots of people do stuff like this. I think if I had a bigger house I might attempt something fun like this. I remember doing stuff like this at BYU all the time. We’d have singing nites, or scrabble nites, or a topic nite, and we’d sit around and talk. It made me feel smart. I’d like to feel smart again.

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