Barrington Hall Steampunk Show
On Saturday we played at the Barrington Hall in Roswell. What a beautiful old house it was! It had been built in 1842. It is nestled in extensive grounds and gardens. On Saturday, tours through the house were free to the public. We played out on the porch in the back. It was an incredible steampunk event organized by Doc Quincey E. Quartermain, and many people attended in costume.
We played several of our newer songs which will be on our upcoming album Musick Most Dark. We are getting so excited about these songs and we can’t wait for the album to be finished so we can share it with everyone! The ideas are flowing so quickly these days and we are reaching new levels of refinement. When we first started making music, our actual output did not quite match up to the mental picture we had of what we wanted our sound to achieve. But we have basically been going through a slow motion montage of practice and hard work to get to where we are today. It’s like the Ents from Lord of the Rings say,
“We never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.”
After our set, the Vauxhall Garden Variety Players performed, and they were amazing. You can check out their website.
The last group for the day was The Ghosts Project featuring Paul Mercer and Davis Peterson.
They were incredible, as always! We had had the marvelous opportunity to see them perform at AnachroCon and DragonCon, and so we were really looking forward to hearing them perform again. And what an amazing surprise we had! Davis and Paul invited Braxton to play with them! Braxton is very much into improvisational music and a huge fan of theirs so this was a super extra exciting bonus of pleasure to an already fun-filled day! They all sounded amazing, and I wish they could have performed for even longer because I had so much fun listening to them perform. I really love the Ghosts Project. I also love to hear Braxton perform, but usually I am performing at the same time he is, so that was such a treat for me to hear him perform with the Ghosts Project.
If there was a sad note to the day, it was certainly not related to any of the music or the wonderful people in attendance. I forgot to wear a long-sleeved shirt and so my complexion was tainted by the rays of the sun. I forgot the ever important maxim;
Evening is for exposure, and the daylight is for donning attire. ALL the attire. Alas, all the square inches of my arms not covered by clothing now have a pink hue that will have to fade over time. And I think more freckles popped out. Sigh.