"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Touch of Gray

Several months ago we were lucky enough to win tickets to see the popular singer/songwriter, David Gray, perform at the historic and beautiful Ryman Auditorium (photo above) just a day before the tickets were to actually go on sale and we were planning on buying them anyway. It was a trivia question on Nashville's independent radio station, Lightning 100, about the worth of a U.S. Dollar vs. the Euro. After taking a bath in terms of exhange rate on our trip to Ireland last fall (previous blogs), the answer was quite easy.
The show sold out fairly quickly and we were excited to see the dapper English gent and his solid band perform on the famous Ryman stage. The tickets we won were excellent. About 20 rows back from the stage with only one balcony-support pole to the right of our field of vision of the entire stage (photo below). Gray's voice was strong and clear and his hour and a half show included all his well-known contemporary hits such "Sail Away" - "You're the World to Me" - "Babylon" and "The One I Love" as well as some songs from his new album, Draw the Line, which include the new singles, "Fugitive" and "Stella the Artist."
Thanks so much Lightning 100 for the free tickets as well as for bringing great music from the past and present to the airwaves of Nashville which are thick with twangy country and "classic" rock...is there really anything "classic" about .38 Special and Loverboy tunes?

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