“Take some time to hear the heartbeats around you. Ground. Be happy.
Enjoy yourselves and be kind to each other.” ~ Bree Chapman
The last time I was at Equus Run I saw Mary Chapin Carpenter. That was many years ago. The next time I was at Equus Run, guess what? I saw Mary Chapin Carpenter! And this time, she saw me, too. She looked right at me and gave me a very sincere smile (as you can see). Stacy, Crystal, and I went to see her tonight. It was perfect weather. She had a full band, and as a bonus, Don Dixon was on bass. He’s a solo artist, but I know him best as a producer for the likes of R.E.M. and the Smithereens. Not only did we get Dixon, but John Paul White of the Civil Wars opened the show. I’ve not heard a voice like his since Dan Fogelberg. I really, really loved his set. MCC was in great form as well; looking great, sounding great, and having an obvious blast with her band. Stacy, Crystal, and I had a wonderful night, and it was pretty dang funny when Crystal and I rushed the stage with our twin Canons. That might be why MCC was smiling so big. Something tickled her that’s for sure. I snapped the shots then mouthed the words, ‘Thank you.’ She replied, ‘You’re welcome,’ with a nod and another smile. Life is so much better with good music and kind musicians in it.