My 8 yr. Old Daughter Reviews Grace & Tony
One of the best things about living in the DC area are The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage concerts – free concerts 365 days a year. Not only have we had the privilege of seeing some great acts, we’ve been able to introduce our children to live music. During the Grace & Tony concert, I noticed our eight year old daughter, Infinity, in between beaming from ear to ear and dancing in her seat, writing in her notebook. After the concert, I confirmed with her that she had been writing about Grace & Tony, and asked if she would be willing to write a guest post. She agreed. Following is her review. Part of the review is directly from her notes, and part is direct dictation. Because of that, I have taken the liberty of correcting her spelling in the parts copied directly from her notebook. The review is entirely her words and her impressions.
I went to a concert to see Grace & Tony. I went with my family to The Kennedy Center to see the concert. On the way to the concert I was wondering if the music was going to be good. We had to wait for the gate to open, and when we were waiting in line I hoped we would get a front seat. We got a seat that was close to the front, and I was not disappointed because I could still see good.
When it started, I liked the music. I love Grace’s voice. Grace’s voice makes me think that she’s a nice person and she’s having fun. Grace’s voice had a high sound. I liked Tony’s voice, too. It had a deep sound. When they work together it makes me feel good. They sang a song called “Hey Grace, Hey Tony” that was my favorite song. It’s my favorite song because Grace sang really high and Tony sang a little bit higher than he was before.
Grace plays the guitar, banjo, and mandolin. She plays them really good. Tony plays the guitar and the mini guitar. They both play the guitar, what a coincidence! At one of the last songs, I found out that Tony plays the kazoo. I liked the kazoo because it made a funny noise.
After the concert we went to go meet them, but I was too shy to talk to them. They signed the cd we got at The Kennedy Center to me. You should go see Grace & Tony because they’re good.
My brief thoughts – If I had been aware of Grace & Tony’s album November a couple of months ago, I would have included it in my vote for “Best Album of 2013.” I really dig the band’s sound, which is described as “Punkgrass … a natural fusion of my [Tony] punk rock background, and Grace’s southern gospel and bluegrass upbringing.”
Grace & Tony are an excellent new band, and I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing more of them.