Day 9: 2011 Christmas Tour

This morning began with a 5 AM departure for Franklin, NC, a beautiful little town tucked away in the rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains.  We were due to perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.  We had played there once before, right after Annie & Scott were married, and now we were blessed to be back, right after Alex & Berklee were married. We had a delicious lunch at the theater's own picturesque restaurant, the Boiler Room.  The restaurant was graced with the prettiest Christmas tree to date, all decorated in scarlet ribbons and ornaments.  This was only the foretaste of the beautiful decor to be seen in the theater itself.  A towering tree in the foyer, adorned with turquoise and gold, a theater wreathed in lights and ribbons and holly and trees, a shining grand piano in the midst of it all, and scarlet velvet curtains joined to create a most beautiful atmosphere.

The concert that night was blessed and beautiful with all the Christmas surroundings, the full house, and the lovely beloved music.  We were so glad to be able to play for you all and meet all you Smoky Mountain natives!

Our next concert is Warren, OH on the 11th in the Packard Music Hall at 6:00 PM.  Hope to see ya'll out there!